Saturday, August 26, 2017

#Hiking #Dungeness Spit - SaturdaySnapshots

Here's my last post of photos taken during the Auburn Senior Activity Center hiking getaway.

On the way home from Olympic National Park, we stopped to explore Dungeness Spit, located near Sequim, Washington. (Click on photos to enlarge.)


This 5.5-mile-long sand spit juts out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the body of water separating Vancouver Island (Canada) and the United States. (See map below.) The spit is home to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.

Piles of driftwood line the shore and provide a good place to sit and enjoy the view.


I zoomed in to capture Mount Baker in the distance and the lighthouse near the spit's end.


We didn't have enough time to walk all the way to the end of the spit and back, but we all enjoyed eating our sack lunches with the swoosh of the waves, salty scent from the ocean, and a glorious view of the Olympic Mountains across Dungeness Bay as our entertainment.


Here's a photo of me in my goofy hat... just to prove I was there!





More info here: Dungeness Spit



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14 comments:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Bet you are glad you are not in Texas right now! Beautiful hiking.

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Sandra Nachlinger said...

After living near the Texas Gulf coast (Beaumont) and in Miami, I've been through more than enough hurricanes!
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NatureFootstep said...

wow, what an amazing place. Would love to visit it myself :) Thanks for sharing.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm glad you enjoyed my photos. Dungeness Spit was an interesting and beautiful place, especially on a nice sunny day. I'd like to go back when I have more time to explore.

Judee Algazi said...

Just beautiful . What great shots. Thanks for sharing them

Sandra Nachlinger said...

After spending a couple of days in the mountains, it was fun to be down by the sea. Dungeness Spit is a lovely place.
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Poem fanatic said...

That first shot is beautiful Sandra!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you! It's a beautiful place.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Gorgeous photos! You live in a truly amazing area. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I love taking photos and I love hiking and walking. Lucky for me, I live in an area where I can do both. Glad you like my pictures.

Sue Jackson said...

Beautiful photos! I love to see pics of the Pacific coast because it usually looks so different from our East coast. Looks like a lovely place to hike.

Thanks for sharing!

Sue

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Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, Sue. I'm glad you enjoy my Pacific Northwest photos. I sure enjoy taking them!

Klara S said...

Beautiful views. The coastline is very interesting.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It was an interesting and beautiful place. I'd like to go back.