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Lava into the sea | Travel Sketcher

This is Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii. I did this for my wife to put in her blog post about a time we visited this amazing place. The lava is running right into the sea. We do... — Updated 9/10/2021

 

A castle in Avignon, France | Travel Sketcher

Avignon in Provence is one of my favorite places. Be sure to check it out when you get to travel, I hope to get there again by spring, if the pandemic cooperates. Terry – the... — Updated 8/20/2021

 

Scene from a trip along Chuckanut Drive | Travel Sketcher

A lady and her dog at Taylor's Shellfish Farm on Chuckanut Drive. We spent a sunny afternoon eating oysters on the waterfront – summer in the Northwest.  Terry – the... — Updated 8/11/2021

 

When in France, Van Gogh comes to mind | Travel Sketcher

Thinking as I often do of travel and France, Van Gogh style images come to mind – distant hills and farmers working in yellow ocher fields. Hope you are planning to travel again... — Updated 7/30/2021

 

Surviving the heat wave | Travel Sketcher

Monday was one June day we will long remember. Most of us enjoy the moderate temperatures of the Puget Sound region, 100-plus degrees is a challenge for all. Terry – the... — Updated 7/7/2021

 

Journey to a fabulous French village | Travel Sketcher

With much of the world opening up to travel, France is now open. I hope we all get to start journeying beyond our backyards. Villages like these are destinations in my future, I... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Salty Dawg Saloon is worth a visit | Travel Sketcher

The Salty Dawg Saloon is an iconic pub in Homer, Alaska. A bit touristy these days but worth a stop for its rich history. The last sketch of the totem, was located at the Hoglaund... — Updated 5/20/2021

 

Where in Mukilteo is this located? | Travel Sketcher

Do you know where this is? It is in Mukilteo. If you know where it is send me an email. The first five correct answers will get a free copy of my book, "Let it be Hot!" I am... — Updated 5/5/2021

 

Good food, good brew | Travel Sketcher

We have some good restaurants in this city. Tapped in Mukilteo is the new place in the Harbour Pointe area. If you are into good food and brew, check it out. It is so good to be... — Updated 4/15/2021

 

The lure of the mountains | Travel Sketcher

With springtime the lure of the mountains just grows. My not-so-young knees don't do as well on these trails as they once did, but I still love the timberline vistas. Terry – the... — Updated 3/24/2021

 

A favorite village in France | Travel Sketcher

If you have followed the Travelsketcher for even a short time, you know of my love of France. This is Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of my favorite village in the southeastern part of... — Updated 3/12/2021

 

Fresh air, spectacular mountain views | Travel Sketcher

John Muir said, "I would rather be in the mountains thinking of God, than be in church thinking of the mountains." I could not agree more. In these days of confinement I miss the... — Updated 2/24/2021

 

A message of hope | Travel Sketcher

I sketch to capture the moments of my life. Amanda Gorman was such an inspiration I had to capture the energy of the moment. She brought a message of hope into these troubled... — Updated 2/17/2021

 

Natural beauty | Travel Sketcher

Thanks to Ken Burns' documentary on our national parks I am revisiting some great times. This is Grand Teton National Park. Located next to Yellowstone, it is too often missed. Yet... — Updated 2/3/2021

 

Happy new ferry terminal | Travel Sketcher

We have a new ferry terminal and it is beautiful. I can't wait to walk the promenade from the lighthouse to the terminal, stopping to sketch at the benches along the way. Looking... — Updated 1/13/2021

 

Feeding the crows in Harbour Pointe | Travel Sketcher

Wishing you a Happy New Year! This is Tricia feeding peanuts to the crows on Harbour Pointe. They follow us, often picking up two peanuts in the shell at a time. It reminds me of a... — Updated 1/6/2021

 

A pint and a bit of history | Travel Sketcher

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, though probably small. If we could travel it would be fine to visit Australia, where it is springtime warm. This is a pub, The Hero of... — Updated 12/9/2020

 

Vive la France! | Travel Sketcher

In these days of not getting out much I continue to dream of France. Here is a farm and field from Normandy. I trust you are all well. Stay safe and let your mind take voyages to... — Updated 11/18/2020

 

A view from Elliott Bay | Travel Sketcher

Last week I spent a morning in the cold at the Elliott Bay Marina, sketching a couple of the homes that sit at water level. What a great place to live. Hope you are doing will,... — Updated 11/9/2020

 

Dreaming of France | Travel Sketcher

As many of you know, we had plans to move to France in July for a couple of years. Unfortunately, a world pandemic frustrated those plans. Yet we hope, and I sketch images of... — Updated 10/15/2020

 

A homestead near Lake Quinalt | Travel Sketcher

This is the barn from the homestead near Lake Quinalt. We are missing getting to travel much these days. Hope you are doing well, send me a photo of a place you have enjoyed... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

A last look at the ferry tollbooths | Travel Sketcher

The ferry tollbooths have been a fixture in Mukilteo for a long time and I wanted to sketch them before they move. Terry – the Travelsketcher is a Mukilteo resident who sketches... — Updated 9/9/2020

 

Sailing on South Lake Union | Travel Sketcher

Nice morning at Wooden Boat Center on South Lake Union. Feels good to get out a bit more these days. Sailing away on this schooner sounds pretty good in these days of staying-in.... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

The Beacon's new home | Travel Sketcher

A free press is something we must always respect. I am so grateful for local papers like The Beacon. They bring us the news that we would struggle to find without them. Thank you... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

Peaceful times in a small French village | Travel Sketcher

Hope you all had a great 4th. Summer is upon us yet, as is often the case, my mind is in France. If not for the virus we would be moving to Normandy right now. How things change.... — Updated 7/12/2020

 

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