First a sad story, although a familiar one to many people. The hard drive in my 6-month old laptop bit the dust. What's with that? My 6-year old machine, ancient in the technical world, still works, but is just soooo slow. Anyway, being the type of person that I am, I had no backups and lost all my pictures for the last six months. But hey! At least I have the blog. So now my laptop is going back to its HP home to be repaired (under warranty, at least) and I'm using Ron's computer. It's a good thing we both have one. The only thing that really bothers me is that I lost the pictures from our jet boat tour of Deception Pass at the north end of Whidbey Island. I had some really cute pictures of the WINs as 19 of us took over most of the boat. It was a fun day.
But time to move on. No use crying over spilled milk, and all that jazz. We moved with the WINs to Sequim after a quick stop in Chimacum to check out the Escapees RV park there.
This is Point Wilson lighthouse in Port Townsand. It's not nearly as pretty as the Admiralty lighthouse on Whidbey Island, but that picture is gone forever (sigh.) I have a feeling this is just the first of many lighthouses to come as we head south along the coast.
What are all these people looking at? Why, birds, of course. We took a tour with an Audubon guide which was very interesting although we didn't see a lot of birds.
We stopped at an overlook in Dungeness Recreation Area in Sequim. I liked how the waves make this interesting scalloped pattern.
Along a short hike down to the beach, we came across this tree that grew around and over a 'nurse' stump. Interesting.
The Dungeness Spit is the world's longest natural sand spit and it grows each year as more sand is deposited at the end. There is a lighthouse which is only accessible by a 6-mile (one way) hike out the spit, but there were telescopes set up to view it. It looked like this.
We walked down to the beach to look for seals that were reportedly in the area. Ron sat on a convenient log while I walked farther along. As I was coming back, discouraged because I didn't see any seals, I snapped this of Ron scanning the water. It turned out he was watching the very seal I had been looking for. I never even saw it!