WASHAWAY NO MORE: The eerie story of North Cove

In 2018, before settling on the North Beach we put an offer on the most adorable, small, round-ish house we’d ever seen. Stocked with remnants of a simple mid-century modern life, Phyllis whose husband hand-built it, lived there until 2017 when she passed away at the ripe old age of 91. It’s a red zone for a good reason Never before had we ever considered making such a large investment in something that was undeniably doomed from the start. But there, perched on a grassy knoll just off WA-105, Phyllis Egberg’s beach house sat in the “red-zone.” It’s an area between Grayland and Tokeland that despite growing up here, we’d never heard of.  As you can probably imagine, a “red-zone”…

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9 Hidden Art Pieces in Aberdeen, WA

I suppose there’s always been hidden art in Aberdeen that goes unseen while passing through en route to the beach. Now that I live here, it is interesting to notice the art as I drive in and out of Grays Harbor on my way to work, picking. In my world, Aberdeen has been affectionately renamed “going to town.” Which means a whole lot of picking up goods we can’t get at the beach — like cheaper gas and expensive dog food for my picky sidekick, Wrigley. Come as you are Aberdeen is a logging town from way back and it certainly has the gritty history to prove it. But it also has a budding brew house vibe with the likes…

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