Camano Island, WA
Camano Island is considered large with a land mass of nearly 40 square miles. During the last census in 2000 there were 13,358 residents, but it was estimated that 17,000 during the summer months. It will be interesting to see what the 2010 Census report says.
Camano Island is named after the Spanish explore Jacinto Caamaño. On the west side of the island lies Saratoga Passage. Skagit bay is to the north, Possession Sound to the south, and Port Susan to the east.
The small Davis Slough and adjacent wetlands are all that separate Camano Island from the mainland at Stanwood. The General Mark Clark Bridge makes the connection for drivers. No ferries required.
There are alot of great things to see and do on Camano Island. Enjoying the beaches, boating, kayaking, fishing, biking to name a few.
We have alot of really good local artists, like Marc Boutte'. I had the pleasure of meeting Marc about 10 years ago when he was buying a home here on Camano Island. He offered to trade some glass artwork in exchange for my home inspection services. I was reluctant, as I knew hardly anything about blown glass, and art in general.
I accepted Marcs' offer, and obtained a few nice pieces of blown glass, and in exchange I gave his new home a thorough inspection. My wife and I enjoy these, as well as several others we have purchased since.
Marc created a glass blowing shop and studio out the home, where he continues to craft some really nice blown glass pieces. You can see Marc at work during the annual Camano Island Mother's Day Art Tour. Seeing how these glass pieces are made, brings a great respect and appreciation for the art. http://www.marcboutteglass.com/
Another neat thing to do on Camano Island is to stop at Terry's Corner where Camano Island Coffee Roasters is located. We met the owner, Jeff when he lived down the street from us, and actually was roasting coffee from a smaller building. We always enjoyed the days he was roasting because of the aroma that spread through the neighborhood. I love the smell of roasted coffee beans. http://www.camanoislandcoffee.com/
Jeff and his crew have some of the best coffee, and we are members of the coffee lovers' club. It is some good stuff.
At Terrys Corner there is a farmers market on the weekends, and the Islander is a place you can get a bite to eat.
This is really the tip of the iceberg. There is alot to do and see here. And for many of us, it is a great place to live also. If you are considering buying a home on Camano Island, I would be more than happy to help you in the process by performing a home inspection.
Miller Home Inspection
1561 Arrowhead Rd- Camano Island, WA 98282
Camano Island Home Inspections