Author Archives: Paul

About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.

Skagit Delta Day Trip

We got away from the city today with a day trip to the Skagit River Delta. Our first stop was La Conner for a waterfront walk and lunch. La Conner fronts the east side of the Swinomish Channel and the … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island Adieu!

Although we have been busy hiking and I have been playing ukulele, I haven’t abandoned painting. Here are two small pieces (4×4) I did in the last few days. The first is the next in a series of quick loose … Continue reading

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Miracle Beach Again

Yesterday we returned to Miracle Beach. What a beautiful combination of beach… …and forest. We stopped for lunch at Salmon Point Resort. The restaurant was an unexpected delight. We both had salmon burgers – 5 oz. filets of fresh salmon … Continue reading

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Return to Strathcona

Yesterday we returned to Strathcona Provincial Park. We also returned to Paradise Meadows, but to hike some different trails than last time. This time we hiked to Battleship Lake via one side of the meadows and returned via the other … Continue reading

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My Recent Work

While we do walk every day, I still have time to practice ukulele and paint or draw. I’ve been working on some new songs in a book given to me by our friend, Janet. She found 40 Hits of Our … Continue reading

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Miracle Beach

Today we returned to Miracle Beach Provincial Park. We asked the young woman at the information center how it got that name, but she didn’t know. Some online research revealed that it was named because a small stand of old … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Neighborhood

Here are some pics from another walk in our neighborhood. The trail begins in a small nature park/bird sanctuary and then connects to the city’s river trail along the estuary. We have walked this trailed many times and each day … Continue reading

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Light in the Forest

Today we returned to Seal Bay Nature Park. It was sunny and threatening to get to 80F! There are a few choices of trails. We chose to stay in the woods where the sunshine came through the canopy, creating light … Continue reading

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Oh Canada!

We have had a busy few days since my last post. Sunday was Canada Day with lots of activities here and a return of sunshine. There was a battle of the bands, food trucks, and fun for kids at the … Continue reading

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Miracle Beach Optimism

Today we lounged around to let the morning showers abate. After a quick lunch we headed north to Miracle Beach. The windshield wipers beat a rhythm and it did not look like a great day for the beach. However, we … Continue reading

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