Saturday, June 27, 2015

Washington State 2015

A number of weeks ago I did a quick road trip down the Washington coast.  I highly recommend it.  The seascapes are breathtaking, and there are lots of hikes/ beach walks to do.  Almost too many.  I took too many photos to share, but here are a few of my favorites.

In Fort Stevens Park, we found the wreck of the Peter Iredale.  This was a four-masted steel bark ship used for shipping in the 1890's.  In the fall 1906, while attempting to reach Portland, it encountered heavy fog and wind, which ended up pushing the ship onto the sand and beaching it.  And there it has rested ever since.

But before reaching Fort Stevens, I did a return trip to Cape Flattery which is at the most northwestern tip of Washington State.  My first visit there I experienced a monsoon, so I was hoping the weather would be a bit more cooperative for photos.  I am still not sure which visit was better... it was very hazy (depending which direction you were facing) but I still got a couple of share worthy frames.  The trail leading to the Cape was much dryer and still maintained making it a pleasant hike...