Deception Pass by Jesse Weinberg in Deception Pass, Anacortes, Washington, USA

These photos are from Deception Pass, my favorite place in the Pacific Northwest. The park is three minutes from where I live and work, and where I spend a lot of time. It’s where I go to think and recharge. I am constantly amazed by the fact that I keep discovering new things within the park. Whether it be a new trail, lookout, or secret spot: they just keep coming. Everyone should visit this place once in their lives. And I would recommend coming in the winter. It will be rainy, but you will have the WHOLE park to yourself which is an amazing thing. I don’t think I will always live here but I will always return to this magical place.

Name:Jesse Weinberg
Occupation:

El Jefe at Global Yodel

Preoccupation:

Taking photos, Instagram, nature adventures, adding places to my ‘must travel to’ list, and barbecuing.

Tell us about Anacortes:

I live on an island in the Pacific Northwest called Fidalgo, otherwise known as Anacortes. It’s sleepy here but if you like being outside you will never get bored. It rains a good portion of the year but our summers, although short, are amazing. There is nothing better than being in the Pacific Northwest in the summer.

A perfect day?

A perfect day would start on an unusually warm summer morning. I would take an early run with my dogs at the Heart Lake trails, meet my better half for breakfast at Adrift, go to the farmers market and get picnic supplies and a bottle of wine, then hike out to Whistle Lake for an afternoon swim and some cliff jumping. After that we would grab some takeout bbq from Dads Diner and eat outside on our porch and watch the sun go down.

What is the best thing about Anacortes?

The insane natural beauty.

What is the worst?

Winters can be dark, damp, and a little depressing. (But rain in the lowlands means snow in the mountains, which means snowboard time!) It can also lack youthful and creative energy at times, and the assortment of restaurants of a bigger city.

What would be surprising about Anacortes to an outsider?

How beautiful it is, if you know where to go.

If Anacortes was a person, who would it be?

A salty old sea captain with a weathered face and a pipe.

Who are three of your favorite artists?

All the Yodeler’s in our Global Yodel community inspire me daily. I love so many photographers… but three photographers that I am especially into right now are Martin Parr, Steve McCurry and Joel Sternfeld.

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Comments
  • http://FromWayUpHigh.com Helen Anne Travis

    Global Yodel party at Deception Pass! Who’s in?

    • Jesse

      Great idea!

  • http://hudsongardner.com/ Hudson Gardner

    The only time I’ve been pulled over in my life was at Deception Pass by a ranger… maybe I should submit that trip report to global yodel haha

    • Jesse

      haha – I have had run-ins with those guys more than a few times!

  • jessisaunders

    I lived in oak harbor and I love it!!! I live in eastern washington now and I dream of the rain and hiking to a lookout in bowmans bay to look at the bridge ( my husband even proposed to me at the lookout!) The green trees and moss covered rocks and ocean as far as the eye can see. Anacortes is on one side of the bridge and oak harbor is on the other!!!

    • Colby Jones

      Wow my husband proposed to me at the lookout in Bowman’s Bay too! I love where we live.

  • Antonia

    My hometown! Rosario is one of my favorite places, hands down.

  • Becka-Jon Greer

    I live in Anacortes and love it. We have beautiful parks and beaches. My favorite place to eat is El Jinete’ Mexican restaurant. We also have some amazing novelty shops like The Red Snapper and Boxes and Bears. The Red Snapper sells gag gifts and other unique items. Boxes and Bears sells games, puzzles, fantasy figurines, oh and they are the go to for Magic the Gathering cards. They are definitely worth checking out.

  • bellaisla

    Shhhh! Let’s keep it a secret…Don’t want a bunch of folks coming to our beautiful piece of paradise.

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Name:Jesse Weinberg

City:Anacortes

Favorite place to eat:

Adrift and Dads Diner

Favorite place to drink:

The Brown Lantern

Favorite shop:

Slow Loris Shirt Shack – seriously, check these guys out, they are amazing.

Local tip:

There is no bad weather, just inappropriate clothing.

Must do:

Go cliff jumping/swimming at Whistle Lake, have breakfast at Adrift, and for the love of god-go to Deception Pass State Park!