Sunday, May 15, 2011

to Orcas Island and the Travelin' Trout Sconce

Avalanche Ranch Lights in the Marine
Center at Camp Orkila
Our first stop on the tour of rustic lights across America takes us to the San Juan Island of Orcas.  Just a ferry ride away from Anacortes, WA, Orcas Island is home to the YMCA Camp Orkila.  We visited Camp Orkila a few years back for Family Camp and had a blast--also good fun to find our lights in the Marine Center.  I recommend attending Family Camp to introduce elementary age children to the idea of sleep-over camp and all the joys of the camp experience, especially the nightly campfires which included skits and songs.  In our case, fond memories of Grandpa Charlie playing his guitar.

A school of salmon
Sunset from Camp Orkila
Grandpa Charlie entertains.










The Travelin' Trout Sconce is one of Avalanche Ranch Lightings original designs.  It is handcrafted and handpainted and looks great on these knotty pine walls.  We supplied the camp with the individual metal salmon cutouts for the assemblage of fish on the wall.  Also in the Marine Center is a Salmon Crestline Chandelier, shown below. 

Travelin' Trout Sconce

Crestline Salmon Chandelier