Orcas Island has been called 'the emerald isle" and "God's own country" for good reasons. Summer or winter it's a luscious shade of green in spite of its modest rainfall. And it's beauty inspires us all - from the humblest of its beaches to the top of Mount Constitution.
Millionaire industrialist Robert Moran built his mansion here - later to become the Rosario Resort - and preserved much of what has now become Moran State Park. Today our Land Bank and Preservation Trust have protected our finest treasures such as Turtleback Mountain for all generations to come.
If you like the arts you'll love our Orcas Center for the Performing Arts and its extensive programs, the stores packed with local artwork and gifts and the amazing island artists.
Adventurers love it to: there's road to cycle, hills to hike, lakes to explore and coves to kayak. And after an exhilarating day out and about there are numerous places to eat - serving the simplest of Mexican dishes to the finest seafood. Then watch a magnificent sunset while sharing a glass - or two - of wine.
I publish local travel books, calendars & posters primarily in the Pacific Northwest. From 1993 to 2003 I wrote mainly computer books - security, programming etc. - then got bored and moved into travel writing. Now I have come full circle and am starting to write another computer book. :-)
Lusciously Lopez Published June 02, 2009