Spent a week enjoying the Pacific Northwest. It was a delight to get away from the stifling heat and humidity of Florida summer. Did some hiking around the Olympic peninsula. The region has been suffering from extreme drought and there were numerous wild fires burning throughout the state. Luckily none near me!
My first Washington snake, I think it is the black morph of the northwestern gartersnake.
Next stop: Lake Crescent
Spent some time watching a family of Gray Jays. The adult was teaching the young one about caching food.
Sunset, moonrise, and a delicious dinner of pacific cod at the lodge. Lovely!
Early morning rainforest hike
Dungeness Spit. The longest sand spit in the world.
View of Mt. Rainier
Port Townsend tide pooling
All to soon, it was time to head back across the water to the airport in Seattle.
Back at home now and enjoying a free sauna treatment every time I go outside! It is good for the pores.
Aug 29, 2015 by Janine |