Late Summer 2018

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Bill's Corner


About ORCA's and Pinnipeds







As we write this many are wringing our hands over the future and plight of the ORCA whale.  Massive amounts of money and effort are being expended by our high level state officials with the governor himself appointing a blue ribbon task force  to find the solution to the problem.


Oddly the picture above is not an ORCA, but what is it?  Between the task force and the Puget Sound Partnership we will see legislation that will pin responsibilithy on boaters, on sports fishermen and envoironmental issues.  But nobody is willing to recognize that our food chain is out of kilter.  ORCA's prey on salmon and also seals.   Seals and sea lions (pinnipeds) prey on salmon.


Pinnipeds have increased TEN fold in the last twenty years.  They have consumed more fish by SEVEN TIMES the number taken by sports fishers and tribal people.  Yet nowhere in the "action agenda" do we see where the problem lies!  They are protected by an outdated Federal law called the 1969 Marine Mammal Act.  Our highly paid 'authories' will side step this one.  Not ONE of the state agencies is willing to pin the cause where it belongs.  It would be SO politically incorrect after all.


This fact was finally called out recently by Tom Nelson of KIRO who has hosted "Outdoor Line" for a long time.  His article, below, also links to the entire interview on the Dory Monson show. 



Outdoor Line article


If you care about this issue and want to support a rational approach to solving it we suggest joining  the Puget Sound Anglers sportsmans' group.  See the link below:


Puget Sound Anglers


Are we really into salmon recovery?







 Freedom Fest 2018 - Recap

Saturday, July 7

Allen point



What are you going to do when the July 4th falls in the middle of the week- We just waited till the next Saturday and made it better!  We celebrated in style with the whole full Monty; barge rides, the Backlash Band, amazing street tacos, swimming and



  whatever else:


Yes! We did the pledge of allegiance! And Doug sing the National Anthem! Can we say amazing! God Bless America!



Fireworks were more then spectacular! They were epic!

The spectacular show amazed the crowd for over 30 minutes!

Boom! Boom! Boom!


Will you be here next year? 



A beautiful Hood Canal Summer Sunset!


The Grout family took a much needed vacation to Yellowstone in late July.

The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is the largest hot spring in the United States.


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  The BEST Shrimp Broil 



  • 1 pound baby Dutch yellow potatoes
  • 3 ears sweet corn, each cut crosswise into 6 pieces
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic & Herb Seasoning ( I used Mrs Dash)
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1  package smoked andouille sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook potatoes until just tender and parboiled, about 10-13 minutes. Stir in corn during the last 5 minutes of cooking time; drain well.
  3. In a small bowl, combine butter, and garlic and herb seasoning.
  4. Place potatoes, corn, shrimp and sausage in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Stir in butter mixture and gently toss to combine.
  5. Place into oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque and corn is tender.
  6. Serve immediately with lemon wedges, garnished with parsley, if desired.