2008 Seabeck Retreat Photos

Haiku Northwest members and friends had a great time at our first annual Seabeck Haiku Getaway, held October 10-12, 2008 at the Seabeck Conference Center in Seabeck, Washington. Here are some selected photos of the weekend (photos by Carole MacRury).

Group photo taken Saturday, October 11. We had superb weather all weekend!

Left to right: Nancy Dahlberg, Michael Dylan Welch, Marilyn Sandall, Priscilla Van Valkenburgh, Connie Hutchison, Wes Lund, Becky Turnbull, Angela Terry, Curtis Manley, Terran Campbell, Connie Donleycott, Susan Constable, Ruth Yarrow, Joshua Beach, Laurette Lajoie, Carmi Soifer, Alice Frampton, Karma Tenzing Wangchuk, Amelia Fielden, Nu Quang, Bryson Nitta, Michael Evans, Frances Manley, Christopher Herold, and Margaret Chula. Six attendees aren't in this picture (David Constable, John Hall, Carole MacRury, Emiko Miyashita, Bethel Prescott, and Ron Tanzi).

A view of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains on our afternoon beach walk on Friday, October 10.

The bridge across the lagoon to enter the Seabeck Conference Center.

Our meeting room in Reeser House. Michael Dylan Welch (yes, wearing a "sunshine" hat) is introducing Ruth Yarrow (seated to his right) to lead our popular show-and-tell session.

Gathering in the lobby of the conference center's main building, waiting for a meal to begin. Free coffee available here!

Left to right: Michael Dylan Welch, Emiko Miyashita (facing away), Alice Frampton, Karma Tenzing Wangchuk, Laurette Lajoie, Connie Hutchison, and Priscilla Van Valkenburgh.

Angela Terry helps Emiko Miyashita put on her kimono for one of her presentations. This room is one of the comfortable rooms available to overnight attendees in Reeser House.

Emiko Miyashita in her ninja outfit. No, wait . . .

Emiko Miyashita and Michael Dylan Welch read in Japanese and English from The Haiku Universe for the 21st Century, a new Gendai Haiku Kyokai anthology from Japan. Michael is wearing Alice's hat, which is apparently "North American" . . .

Perfect water for skipping stones into Seabeck Bay!

Michael Evans skipping stones at low tide while Michael Dylan Welch looks on.

Another photo of our meeting room in Reeser House, taken Sunday morning, October 12. It was pretty cozy!

Alice Frampton, with Michael Dylan Welch, displaying her thank-you gift for organizing the retreat.

Connie Hutchison presents Michael Dylan Welch with a thank-you gift for organizing the retreat while Nancy Dahlberg looks on.

Michael Dylan Welch, Emiko Miyashita, Alice Frampton, Carmi Soifer, Carole MacRury, and Susan Constable in front of Reeser House.

Emiko Miyashita in front of the antique store at the Seabeck Marina (this is across the lagoon from the conference center).

Emiko Miyashita stands on old marina pilings to admire the water of Seabeck Bay on Hood Canal.

Alice Frampton (right) and her mother at Emel House, where they used to live. This house is now an historic site and is part of Scenic Beach State Park. We enjoyed a ranger-guided tour of the house on Sunday, October 12, with much additional commentary from Alice and her mother.

Another view of Emel House (the side that faces the Olympic Mountains and Hood Canal).

Hope we'll see you at our next retreat! Don't miss out!