Deception Pass, Washington

After visiting the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, we drove to Deception Pass State Park for some hiking. We did two trails: Lottie Point to see the namesake Deception Pass bridge and Rosario Beach to explore the tide pools and expansive views of the Pacific Ocean. We parked at the Bowman Bay picnic area near the fishing pier, which allowed us to take the short hikes in both directions. We spotted a deer and two bald eagles on our hike.

After our day of hiking, we drove to Coupeville and checked in to the Blue Goose Inn, another quaint and lovely bed and breakfast. This inn served me the best breakfast I have ever had at a B&B. Maybe it’s because I’m eating mostly Whole30, but I noticed that the cook used a ton of coconut products and the breakfast was practically paleo without me even asking! It was two courses (!) including a homemade chia seed pudding to start, followed by local organic scrambled eggs, maple-glazed bacon and coconut pancakes with a coconut syrup! Amazing.

We explored some of the shops and galleries in Coupeville and walked along the riverfront and enjoyed some of the region’s famed mussels at Front Street Grill.