This past week, I had the chance to travel all around the Puget Sound region of western Washington for interviews and photographs of the makers who will be featured in By Hand Serial’s upcoming Lookbook No. 4. As always, I was in awe of the natural beauty in this part of the world. The theme of the trip was definitely “water” – in just about every form you can imagine! Below is a visual tour of some of the wonderful places we stopped in our travels:
Salish Lodge, perched on the edge of Snoqualmie Falls, was our first stop of the trip.
We took a down day to photograph the natural beauty of the region – and escape the triple-digit temperatures – by hiking to Twin Falls, on the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River.
The next day, we drove to the small town of Carnation, along the Tolt River – the local park and campgrounds included this iconic big red barn, outfitted as a community gathering spot and sporting the most gorgeous array of wooden rafters and beams.
I took an early morning run in Snoqualmie before we headed out for the day and was rewarded with the absolute stillness of Mill Pond (above) and a chance to run along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and cross this retrofitted railroad trestle (below).
The Salish Lodge puts on an amazing farm breakfast, including this picture-perfect (and tasty!) coffee service.
Our next stop was Bellingham – we loved eating and shopping in the small Fairhaven district, and the path along Bellingham Bay, including this overwater boardwalk, was picture perfect.
Sunset on Bellingham Bay
We ended the next day in the small village of Langley, on Whidbey Island. These are both view from our deck – looking one direction to the sunset, and the other direction to the Olympics.
Early morning stillness made the waters off the coast of Whidbey Island as flat as a sheet of glass.
Langley is a lovely little town, complete with wonderful dining and shops – including the early risers at Useless Bay Coffee Company.
Before hopping the ferry to Port Townsend, we grabbed breakfast at Knead & Feed in Coupeville, where the best cinnamon rolls in the entire world are served!
We finished our whirlwind tour on the Seattle waterfront, where we arrived just in time to see the Thursday evening parade of sailboats.
Our window at Inn at the Market gave us a birds eye view of sunset over the Olympics.