Whidbey Island Washington

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by matt15, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. matt15

    matt15 Member

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    Anyone know how it is living there?They say it's not too rainy.I'm looking at renting a place on Goss Lake.Let me know what yall think.
     
  2. jt_summie

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    My brother lives in Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island. He works on planes for the navy, I guess they made the base there because of the sub threat during the cold war. It is a beautiful place, one of the most beautiful places I have seen in the WORLD, I have thought about moving up there. He says it dosen't rain very much, but it is always cloudy. His daughter when she was young had a lot of yeast infections because of the moisture.
     

  3. Lt. Wombat

    Lt. Wombat Well-Known Member

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    I was stationed there for 2 years flying in A-6's. The weather is very damp and the noise is defening on fly days and worse during night ops.
     
  4. snoozy

    snoozy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What's "too rainy"? Whidbey is great, tho' property tends to be relatively expensive, and then there's the question of employment.
     
  5. frontiergal

    frontiergal Well-Known Member

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    Grew up on fidalgo Island, the island that connects to whidbey by the bridge ,and it is wet . It is very wet for most folks but I love it and miss it. There's not alot of work on whidbey and it is fueled mostly by the naval base. I loved hearing the planes flying but then I go to as many air shows as I can, and love the blue angels:) Prices for land is expensive but worth it. If you have a questions I will try to help. Heidi
     
  6. Little Quacker in OR

    Little Quacker in OR Well-Known Member

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    :) Here ya go! LOL Rainfall records for the Island:

    https://www.npmof-wi.navy.mil/rainfall2003.htm

    You might also send to the CC for brochures and contact the Extention Service for more info.

    I understand that the island gets about half the rainfall of Seattle? Is that correct?

    Good luck and get used to riding ferries. LQ
     
  7. Lt. Wombat

    Lt. Wombat Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's the place I was stationed!! :haha:

    Now I remember why my plane always looked so clean and new when it was actually 25 years old.