I thought a brief explanation was is order about the photo I use as the header on my site. Deception Pass is an entry point from the Pacific Ocean to Saratoga Passage, one of the many waterways on the Puget Sound. On the other side of Whidbey is Admiralty Inlet, where the vast majority of ocean water enters the Sound. In the photo, Whidbey Island is on the right and Fildago Island is on the left. Early explorers thought Whidbey was a peninsula and thus were “deceived” because it was really an island. The waters at Deception Pass are treacherous when the tides change. Most boaters avoid passing through it when the tide is coming in or out.