Phrases Heard On Whidbey Island – October 2022

This is a miniscule subset but…

You know you live on Whidbey Island when:

  • You find sea shells on your roof.
  • If you say, “Hey, there’s a deer.” it’s probably because you’re driving. The ones in your yard are so common there’s no need to mention them.
  • If you say, “Hey, there’s a bunny.” it’s probably because you’re driving. The ones in your yard are so common there’s no need to mention them.
  • If you say, “Hey, there’s Bruiser.” you stop to take a video and post it on social media, as long as Bruiser is our lonely elk and not some guy named Bruiser.
  • Island commuters can tell you to the minute and maybe the second about how long it takes to get to the ferry or the bridge.
  • You aren’t surprised that the ferry was delayed by whales.
  • Your ears perk up when you hear someone mention “Costco run”.
  • You get picky about which boat you get to ride.
  • You can’t go to the beach because the seals got there first.
  • You actually want land that’s underwater at high tide because you want tideland rights.

And of course, there will be more because there are more, because Whidbey Island is a unique place.

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