While Amber and Dan were here a few weeks ago we traveled to the north end of the island where it is connected to the Washington mainland by a bridge. The area is known as Deception Pass. When looking down into the water it could be mistaken as a river since it is so narrow, the tides play havoc with the water creating deep and deadly whirlpools and currents, as they go in and out. Deception Pass State Park lies on both sides of the bridge and offers many hiking trails and camp sites. While hiking there we were fortunate to see a few seals swimming near the shore. I've never thought much of seals, mainly because most of my life I've lived in landlocked states, but to see them in their natural habitat, playfully diving and surfacing, that was something I'll never forget. Welcome to Washington.