Saturday, July 19, 2008

Race week

Living on the Island in the Summer is a busy place. Beginning July 3rd in Freeland they have an old fashioned waterfront fireworks display along with old time music and carnival atmosphere. Then July 4th in Oak Harbor about 25 miles North is another old fashioned affair starting out with a big parade, a day of fun and finishing with the fireworks display. This weekend begins Race week. People come from around the world to participate in the race. We usually have good winds for it and mostly sun. Sometimes we have bad weather but that is rare. There have been a time or two that we have had no wind and that makes it bad for sailing. This week is great!
In August we have the Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival. That is two days of people from around the world selling their art. It started out as handmade things from local residents. I used to have a booth in it with my stained glass items. I quit making them as I have no room in my house for all the equipment. We used to have a local tribe of Indians with a salmon barbecue. I haven't seen that in awhile.
The third week of August is the Island County Fair in Langley. It is a four day event. So there is alot of things to do here on the Island.
Enjoy your weekend!!