One of America’s most beautiful and diverse national parks is just a 2 ½ hour drive from Point Roberts – the perfect distance for a day trip or a weekend getaway. The North Cascades National Park is home to numerous lakes, rivers, creeks, mountains and beautiful hiking paths, making it popular for hiking and mountaineering. It offers a mix of easy, moderate and difficult trails and hikes, so it’s perfect for both the casual explorer and experienced hiker alike. Continue reading
Source: Sleight of Hand Cellars
It’s no secret that we love our wines here at Seabright, and this time around we’re highlighting one of the more unique wine producers in Washington. Continue reading
The three possible borders, with the American offer & current border (Haro Strait) in blue, the British offer (Rosario Strait) in red, and the proposed compromise in green.
The Canadian-American border is essentially a straight line from Minnesota all the way to us here in Point Roberts. Once it hits the water it runs through the Haro Strait, west of San Juan Island, and south around Vancouver Island into the ocean. This divides the Strait of Georgia into two distinct island groups – the American San Juan Islands, and the Canadian Gulf Islands (the Seabright Farm Cottages house models are named after islands in both groups!). And much like Point Roberts, this seemingly innocuous border has a very interesting history. Continue reading
Photo Credit: Columbia Winery
We’ve preached about the wines of Washington State before, highlighting Chateau Ste. Michelle and the Benson Vineyards Estate Winery. This time we’re focusing on the Columbia Winery, in Woodinville. Continue reading
March is “Taste Washington” Wine Month, an annual celebration of the wonderful and plentiful wines produced here, culminating in the four-day Taste Washington event (March 31st – April 3rd). To get you in the “spirit”, we’ll take a look at Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington State’s oldest winery.
The alcohol taxation regime of British Columbia has resulted in very few Washington wines being offered in the province, but there is a vast selection of wineries all over the state. The higher acidity level typical of Washington State wines allows them to be naturally food friendly and sustain longevity, providing a lovely pairing for any meal, holiday or everyday.