Tagged With: Puget Sound

Chambers Bay in University Place

In June 2015, Pierce County’s Chambers Bay Golf Course will join the ranks of such prestigious courses as Pebble Beach, Bethpage, Marion, and Pinehurst, among others. At these course, some of the greatest players ever to walk the links made U.S. Open history, and Chambers Bay is poised to become the next great field of … Continue reading »

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Staying a night at the Sunset Beach Hotel

There have always been references to the famed Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet that I’ve run across while researching Washington State history. The entrepreneurial spirit that gave birth to the fleet in the 1850s is part of what makes Washington such a fascinating place. From the 1850s through the 1920s, it was said there were so … Continue reading »

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Northwest Trek: Experience Washington’s wildlife in the outdoors

In a split second, I knew it was a bald eagle as it shot by about ten feet overhead. I had never been that close to one in flight before. The unmistakable white markings, yellow beak and talons and gargantuan wingspan that easily distinguished it from the more common ravens and falcons in Ocean Shores were … Continue reading »

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What’s in a name? As it turns out, a lot

As I tweeted last week, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ Committee on Geographic Names is meeting to consider changing the names of a number of Washington State locations, the most prominent being Soap Lake in Grant County. Someone had the bright idea of renaming it “Lake Smokiam” despite the local community having spent … Continue reading »

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