Journey to the Olympic Peninsula

One of our favorite day trips, here in Northwest Washington State is a ferry ride and drive to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge on the Olympic Peninsula.  In the afternoon on Friday, we headed down to the Edmonds Ferry Dock, to take our ferry ride to Kingston on the Kitsap Peninsula for the first leg …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #156: Black and White

Sometimes, you just have to see life in black and white.  Most of the time, there are myriad colors all around you, so you can get jaded.  I am in no way any kind of professional photographer, and these days most of the pictures I take are with my iPhone.  So the pictures for this …

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Forest giants, rocky beach, treacherous currents-a trip to Deception Pass State Park

There are certain benefits of being retired, one of which is being able to take day trips on weekdays, when destinations may be less crowded.  One of the most popular photos on this blog has been a picture I took many years ago, from the Deception Pass Bridge, which connects Whidbey Island with the Washington …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #117: A Photo Walk on Dungeness Spit

In May of 2019, I took a little driving vacation by myself, to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.  One day, I went to one of my very favorite places in the world, the Dungeness Spit National Wildlife Refuge.  I have been there dozens of times, and every time I see something new.  The path …

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A Trip to the Olympic Peninsula

The week after Memorial Day, I took a solo trip to the Olympic Peninsula, to use up some vacation hours, and get away from the constant stress of work.  I jumped in the trusty old RDX (old, from 2008), drove onto the Kingston Ferry (where the fare-taker asked if I was really a senior!), and …

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