Posts by Wynne Crombie:
By Wynne Crombie My husband Kent and I are ‘chocolate on your pillow’ kind of travelers. When my outdoorsman brother, John, coaxed us into coming along for a hike through the Hoh Rain Forest, we demurred. But then, how hard could it be? (The town of Forks and civilization was only an hour away). We […]
A visit to Kentucky’s Shakerville to learn about the sparse and austere lives of the Shakers, who had a community there between 1805-1910.
Lexington’s Famous Citizen, Mary Todd Lincoln, and her Kentucky Home By Wynne Crombie As the tour guide opened the door for my husband Kent and myself, the first item to come into focus was the original stair banister. Abraham and Mary Lincoln, during any of their visits here, had surely touched it as they made […]
Seattle’s Pike Place Market: “Someone buy a fish so we can throw it!” By Wynne Crombie Buckets of ice chips were thrown over rows of Dungeness crab and King Salmon fillets. The Pike Place Fish Market, an important part of Seattle’s identity, was ready. The airborne salmon sparkled with tiny slivers of ice as Brian, […]
By Wynne Crombie This time nothing but a Land Rover would do to explore the interior of Vis, an island off the Dalmatian Coast. Kept off-limits to the world by the military under former Yugoslavian dictator Josip Tito, its lack of commercial development has kept it in a fairly pristine condition. But that is about […]
Exploring La Push and the Quileutes, Washington By Wynne Crombie Walking the beach at La Push. As we maneuvered the final curve on Highway 101 North, the Pacific Ocean with its surf, boulders and firs seemed to explode before our eyes. This is the only highway in andout of La Push. My husband Kent and […]
Even mailmen and deliverymen come by boat in this part of Germany By Wynne Crombie This gondolier didn’t croon arias, he mumbled in Sorbish, the local language. His Germanic gondola…the punt…held twenty-four passengers. Plaid cushions covered wooden benches, and small bouquets decorated the narrow tables between the seats. The sound effects were an unintelligible murmur […]