The “Bus Babes” (formerly known as the “Bus Hobos”) made their way to Coupeville, Washington this week. We caught the bus in Sequim (all day $2) and rode to Port Townsend to catch the ferry to Whidbey Island. Whidbey Island has a free shuttle or small bus to Coupeville. We spent the day visiting little shops and ate fish and chips at Tobey’s. I found a handsome new doorbell with an engraved pinecone. Made by a local artist AND it matches our new house numbers. Score!
Weather was/is unbelievable (Indian Summer weather for the last week and for the next two weeks) with cloudless blue skies and pleasant temperatures in the high 60’s. So nice for our visit to a picture-perfect seaside town. Riding the bus you can sit back and soak in the views—water, mountains, quaint little towns and farms.
Coupeville was founded in 1852 by Captain Thomas Coupe and is the second oldest town in the State of Washington. The town continues to preserve original pioneer homes with a variety of historic architectures including Queen Anne, Saltbox, and pioneer Block Houses. Coupe's original home, built in 1853, is one of the State's oldest. Coupeville's limits overlay Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve established by Congress in 1980 as the first and one of the largest such reserves in the nation. Its 22 square miles (57 km2) encompass farmlands, Fort Ebey State Park, beaches, parks, trails and 91 nationally registered historic structures.
We ended the day with ice cream and freshly made waffle cones. Long day, but loads of fun.