A special place


For starters, please allow me to say, “Hello.”  After taking a new job that involves a lot of time on the road, I’ve become a bit of a stranger to those of you who had regularly read this blog.  Sorry for the absence, but there hasn’t been much free time.  And I’ve resisted the temptation to “blog just for the sake of blogging.” I’ve always aimed to put meat on the table, not just garnish.

So, I’m back today with another original offering.  No crime news today.  We’ll ease back into a reasonable blogging groove with a simple video featuring one of my favorite places; a stretch of shore without a sandy beach.  Hardly ideal for the simplest of walks as you may sooner find yourself sinking in mud than moving forward.  Such is the effect of the rivers that end here, the clay of the land and the daily tugging and pushing of a tide that repeatedly fills and empties the bay.

This video was shot along a ting stretch of shore on Camano Island in Washington state. It stars a family of bald eagles. The supporting cast includes two ultralights and shorebirds. The unrehearsed performance all unfolds upon a majestic stage.

Do you have a special outdoor place?  Whether it’s in the mountains, on the water or, perhaps, your back yard, feel free to tell us about it here!

5 thoughts on “A special place”

  1. Gorgeous Mark! The ultralights were such a great addition and the fact that they were unrehearsed is incredible!

    Makes me want to travel to Washington, I’ve never had the chance but I think I’ll plan a trip and use you as my travel agent.

    I’m sending you an email. Thanks for writing! KM 🙂

  2. Thanks, Kitty. Glad to know you’ll be going to the Bosque del Apache. I look forward to seeing your pics. As I mentioned, recently came across a story I did there about 10-12 years ago. I may post it here as I think folks will find the subject inspiring.
    Thanks for comin’ back to check out the blog.

  3. Wow Mark I am just catching up here. I had no idea you had returned. Beautiful scenery, been a long time since I was in your state, but it was beautiful.

    So glad you are back, I always appreciated the way you covered the stories here.


  4. Hi Jan, thanks so much for coming back and samplin’ the fare. I don’t have the luxury of time that I once had, but feel I can now carve-out something of interest at least once a week. That’s because I get to work from home more often now. That saves me, on average, 4-hours on the road/day.
    Once again, thank you for your interest in my blog. I’ve always enjoyed your thoughtful contributions here.

  5. Mark, You provide topics of interest like you have in the past and good people will happily return. I’m just fortunate a “wise friend,” alerted me to your comeback. I look forward to contributing, as a good board to post on is hard to find.


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