Recent Member Photos

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Drone shot of the Charlie Wells.  From Jeff Lane January 6, 2021.

Looking east the sun rising upon Herron Island.  From Ted Jensen August 9, 2017.

Rainbow spotted by Steve Drury on the 5:30 ferry, April 13, 2017.

"Little Toot" passes "Big Toot" off Alki Point about 11:30 Sunday morning on its way to maintenance in Ballard.  Taken by Betty Eccles October 16, 2016.


Captain aboard the Annabelle in 1966, sent by Mike Stahl, September 17, 2016.  Mike writes "The Captain's name was Harold Patricio. His wife was Loretta, and they lived on the Island overlooking the ferry dock.  Captain Harold took a job running the Anderson Island ferry in the late '60's, maybe early 1970, and Charlie Wells, who had been a deckhand (and I think sub captain) took over as captain.  Captain Harold *may* have been the original captain, but I'm not 100% sure.  I would have been under one year of age when my parents bought the property in 1959."

Taken by Ted Jensen August, 2016.

Smoke from forest fire in Olympic Mountains taken by Ted Jensen August 27, 2016.

Cabins come in all sizes and shapes on the island. This is probably the smallest, and no, it isn't for sale.  Taken May 28, 2014 by Alice V. Nelson

A man and his dog.  Taken April 10, 2014 by Alice V. Nelson


Driving around the island during yesterday's torrential downpour, I happened to snap these little wonders...
Taken April 19, 2014 by Alice V. Nelson

Of  Ferry Trails and Fairy Tales. Taken February 9, 2014 by Alice V. Nelson

12th Man.  Taken from my cell.  Congratulations Seahawks!  Terrill Chilson, February 3, 2014.

Herron Islanders show their Christmas spirit. Taken December 25, 2013 By Alice V. Nelson


Couple shots of the evening sky as I waited for the ferry home. Taken about 4:30 p.m. Thanksgiving, Nov 28, 2013 -- Alice V. Nelson

Very chilly on H.I. as November winds down, making for very pretty sunsets. Taken near South Beach Nov. 22, 2013. --  By Alice V. Nelson

How we direct visitors to our little hideaways. -- November 2013 --  By Alice V. Nelson


Labor Day 2013 Sail Race Winners

Taken from my porch last evening close to 9 p.m. There were quite a few people down at the beach. A big seal was lounging on the swimming float and the sky was absolutely magical. Just another reason this is one of the most beautiful spots on earth. Soft August evenings on Herron Island grab at my heartstrings. And by the way, not all the beautiful sunsets happen on the west side of the island. Sometimes we get pretty lucky on the east side! Photo by Alice V. Nelson, August 21, 2013

Brandon McNerney and Abbey Sicuro, July 6, 2013

Softball Participants, July 6, 2013. Photo by Jack Gruber.

This morning, June 28, 2013, the ferry comes through the mist on totally quiet water.  Photo by Alice V. Nelson.

The sunset photos above and below were taken around 4:45 and 5:15 PM on January 16, 2013. Photos by Alice V. Nelson.

The skies of October are upon us. Photo taken from the Charlie Wells, heading for the island, Monday, October 22, 2012. Photo by Alice V. Nelson.

(9/14/12) Two large brush fires near the Bremerton Airport made for an interesting
7 a.m. sunrise photo shoot. Photo by Alice V. Nelson.

(8/27/12) Kayaker passes North Beach swimming float with his pooch at the helm. Photo by Alice V. Nelson.

(8/17/12) First mainland-to-island run at 7:05 AM on what will be the
hottest day of the year. Photo by Alice V. Nelson.

(7/31/12) Nice sailboat captured from the Charlie Wells.  Photo by Alice V. Nelson.

(June 2012) Kevin wearing his Evil Empire Cloak from The Empire Strikes Back.  Photo by Alice V. Nelson.

(5/5/12) Kevin watches a storm blow in.  Photo by Alice V. Nelson.

(4/20/12) Sunset.  Photo by Alice V. Nelson.

(12/24/11) Shot on Christmas Eve.  Photo by Alice V. Nelson.

(10/25/11) Just another day in paradise.   Photo by Alice V. Nelson.

(8/19/11) Dana Gruber, longtime Herron Island resident and glass artist, fashioned these fun "sea glasses" from beachcombed sea glass. The spectacles were featured in a recent article in the Peninsula Gateway (Gig Harbor).  Photo by Alice V. Nelson.

(8/21/11) One of our favorite deckhands on a rare and beautiful day.  Photo by Alice V. Nelson.