Marestone Island, in my opinion, is one of the few places in the Northwest that very much looks and feels like time stood still. The community of Nordland with its general store, fishing fleet and oyster farm could easily pass for something out of the 1930’s. Add Fort Flagler and the farmsteads to the picture and history goes back beyond to the early days of the 20th century.
Fort Flagler State Park has become one of our families favorite state parks for camping and for me sketching. While most of my sketching on this trip were within the camp grounds, I’m sure I could easily spend a day sketching in Nordland alone. A great place for a sketch outing – hint – hint.