AYH Ranch Hostel

12119 SW Cove Rd., Vashon, Washington, 98070, United States
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Travel Tips for Vashon

Vashon Tip

by hprior

Growing up on the beach, the thing that sticks out in my mind was the times we would go clam digging or when my Uncle Fergie would take us kids Gooey Duck hunting. Gooey Ducks are large razor clams (see photo). They are hard to catch as they dig very rapidly down into the sand and you have to be strong and fast to grab the neck and pull one up.
When I got older and Gooey Duck hunting was not in my area of interest my mom and her friends would hire my cousin and his pals (The Rat Pack) and they would do the hunting. They were great at it.
So, if you know someone who has beach property with good prospects..have them take you out one morning at a low tide and have some nice, dirty fun and then some great eating.

Just go with the flow. There...

by hprior

Just go with the flow. There is a lot of big money on the island now and you can see it in some of the shops and galleries. But the people are still laid back latte loving Northwesties.
Note the picture of some locals enjoying a festive holiday. Your's truly is in the center.

Packing List

by hprior

It depends on what you want to do and when you want to do it. It rains a lot in the Northwest so rain gear is essental. Other than that, for the island it is casual wear.
The summers do get warm so don't think you will need a coat.

Vashon has a Russian Orthodox...

by hprior

Vashon has a Russian Orthodox Monestary. It is about 9 years old. It's in the woods of Maury Island. The only designation is the Orthodox cross at the side of the entry road.
The monks sell teas and coffees to support their monestary and the island people have taken to them with whole hearted support.

Small Town is Center of Vashon Island Community

by glabah

Vashon is the largest of the small commercial and residential villages that dot Vashon Island. There are several stores and restaurants. In some cases, such as this combined hardware store and restaurant, the two functions are built into the same buiding.


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