Friday, June 29, 2007

Dungeness Spit

Earlier this we returned home from a wonderful 10 days of camping in the far northwest corner of Washington State, around the Olympic National Park. This part of the state is wonderful because it is so diverse.

It features areas of low rain, a temperate rain forest, the Strait of Juan De Fuca, high mountains, sub alpine trails and wild flowers, the Pacific Ocean, mineral hot springs, waterfalls, and both rocky and sandy beaches.

It is amazing the different environments you can see in short amount of time, and not that many miles. It is also so close to Canada, that if you have your passport, you can take a ferry ride to Victoria, British Columbia.

Our first stop on the trip was near the town of Sequim, WA. We stayed in a camp ground right near the Dungeness Spit, which reaches out into the Strait of Juan De Fuca, and provides resting and nesting areas for birds and marine mammals.

This heavily loaded container ship was a new sighting for us too. We were surprised how many of these passed through the Strait. Even when they seemed loaded beyond capacity, they moved along quickly, filled with goods headed to other parts of the world.

2 bouquets of wildflowers (Comment here):

Pamela said...

been there quite a few times in my life...

best friend lived right above the spit - and just recently built a new house in Port Angeles.

carrie said...

By the way, I gave you the Rockin Girl Blogger award. You can copy the image of the bottom of my latest post! Thanks for bein' my friend!