American Legion always turns out for 4th of July parade.
Orcas has two wooden boat races every Summer. This is the one for sailing boats.
Moran State park is a jewel in the crown of Orcas. Donated by ship builder Robert Moran. It is over 2,000 acres and has a 2,500 foot mountain, Mount Constitution named after Moran's best know (boon doggle) ship.
Eastsound waterfront at low tide.
The Outlook Inn on Eastsound waterfront.
Driftwood sculpture comes and goes. This is one lasted about six months before eroding back to nature. He was known by names most often as "The Tiki Man".
Orcas Hotel has been welcoming ferry passengers for over a century.
Chickory and other wild flowers adorn the quiet roads of Orcas.
The farmer at Fowlers corner puts up lights for all of the traditional holidays from Valentines Day to New Year. Here is the before Thanks Giving Turkey.
The farmer at Fowlers corner puts up lights for all of the traditional holidays from Valentines Day to New Year. Here is the after Thanks Giving Turkey.
The Island abounds in wildlife. Here a short eared owl gives the eye!
Another eclectic beach sculpture piece. Too close to the water to last long!
Every Summer there is a spectacular "Fly In" at Eastsound airport (ESD).
Diesel electric ferries are the usual way to get to the Island.
The views from the ferries can be spectacular.
Heading home on the ferry.
The ferries hold a surprising number of cars and passengers, but it's often not enough in the Summer season.
Plenty of room on the ferry to relax.
Eastsound waterfront from the community dock at Madrona Point.
Suzie the barber has an old time barber shop and a beautiful smile.
Bald eagles are plentiful on Orcas and spend most of the year here including the breading season. This tree is only a 100 feet from the photographers back deck.
In bred deer often sport "unsafe colors".
Dramatic morning light breask over Mount Constitution and lights East Sound.
Vultures patrol the shorelines for food and fun. They really enjoy flying. This is a typical sight from a waterfront home on Orcas.
Eastsound waterfront at night from the community dock.
Deer Harbor is the largest boat marina on Orcas Island.
Deer Harbor marina.
The ideal Orcas Island pastime with Eastsound waterfront in the background.
Indian Island and a local activist.
The local chapter of "the Odd Fellows" has a comfortable hall for it's home on the road to Madrona Point.
This is the busiest street in town "North Beach Road". Here you see one of the two national chain stores: Ace Hardware. The other one is Radio Shack.
This is the busiest street in town "North Beach Road". Here you see one of the two national chain stores: Ace Hardware, otherwise know as "Orcas Home Central". The other one is Radio Shack.
Orcas has two wooden boat races every Summer. This is the one for rowing boats getting ready for the start.
Pink Peace has strong showing in 4th of July parade.
Mountain Lake reflects the beauty before dawn.
Eastsound from the South West.
Outlook Inn from Indian Island at low tide.
Multi colored Sea Stars are everywhere on the beaches in the Summer.
You have arrived at your destination!
A blue heron enjoys morning light near the Eastsound community dock.
Crow Valley makes a bucolic scene as dawn breaks.
A classic old truck rolls along Nordstrums Lane in Fall 2006.
Steve Gropp is one of the Islands two smithies.