Daily Archives: May 27, 2014

Pausing at a bench

Partridge Point, Fort Ebey State Park, Washington, USA — A pause at one of the memorial benches.

A memorial bench
A memorial bench


The view to the left
The view to the left

Visitors are often surprised at the number of surfers here–none today. This is about six miles into an eleven-mile loop.

Looking westerly -- can sort of see the Olympic Mountains
Looking westerly — can sort of see the Olympic Mountains

The Pacific Ocean is straight out in front of you–about a hundred miles westerly. The water you see is either the Salish Sea, Admiralty Inlet, or the Straight of Juan de Fuca—just depends on your chart, map, or conversation partner.

To the right -- pretend you can see the island behind the trees.
To the right — pretend you can see the island behind the trees.

If you could see the island, it would be Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, maybe. You can also see the southerly end of San Juan Island. Notice how all the whales stay submerged while pictures are taken.

And even farther to the right
And even farther to the right

Nootka roses, Douglas fir, Sitka Spruce, salal, gulls, hummingbirds, eagles, owls, hmmm… no owls today.

Hope you enjoyed todays pause.

—–Run gently out there—–