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FAIRHAVEN WATERFRONT RETREAT:
Experiencing the Chrysalis Inn & Spa

Located on the Bay in Bellingham, The Chrysalis Inn and Spa is a treat for all the senses. Decorated with Northwest comfort and luxury in mind, the inn is a welcome respite from the hectic stresses of everyday life. With a full service spa and 43 deluxe rooms and suites and its close proximity to downtown Fairhaven, planning a stay at the Chrysalis is ideal for travelers wishing to experience a bit of paradise.


Squidillyishes - A Byte About Puget Sound Squid

The Puget Sound is a transitory winter home and breading ground for tiny bite size squid that peruse the Eastern Pacific seaboard most of the year. They follow the flood tides in mass schools and are drawn towards bright shore lights in the black hours of night. When the greedy little "Loligo Opalescens" are in, they are both easy and illusive prey for fishermen willing to brave the chilly night air.


Save the Salmon, Chef - a rescue plan for dry Salmon disaster

What to do when you dried out your salmon--salmon is one of the easiest things to cook. It's also one of the easiest things to screw up. What I mean by screw up, is when you take an expensive piece of salmon and just simply cook the juice out of it. There is a world of difference between properly cooked moist and juicy salmon and one that's so dry, it sucks the moisture right out of you mouth--you usually know that to be the case when the guests say "great meal", but don't take seconds.


WHIDBEY ISLAND'S MUSSLE BEACH:
Drooling over Penn Cove Mussles

Like Southern California, Whidbey Island has it's own "Mussel Beach".- Except without the weight-lifters and hoards of skinny girls in bikinis. (Girls, these are the kind of mussels you eat, not just look at.)

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NATURE'S FREE GIFT:
Blackberry Picking Around
Puget Sound

If you love to get outside for a summer walk in any Puget Sound neighborhood, you might be wise to bring along a small container. You could be rewarded with an abundant find of blackberries. In the Northwest and Puget Sound environment you can find blackberries depending upon the weather usually in late July. They are ripe, juicy and delectable and a free treat if you are willing to venture in their thick thorny patches that seem to grow wildly across the landscape.