Sunday, August 7, 2011

Dungeness Spit

End of the trail marker.
With snow levels in the mountains still at 5000 feet and with the knowledge that the trail I wanted to take yesterday would require an ice ax and crampons, I decided to stick to sea level.  Dungeness Spit is one of my favorite hikes and I do it a couple of times a year.  Located in Sequim, the Spit extends out five miles into the Strait of Juan De Fuca and leads towards a lighthouse at the end.  By the way, I have decided that when I grow up, I want to be a lighthouse keeper.  The lighthouse keepers here are all volunteers.  They sign up for a week and stay at the keeper's house and show visitors like me around.  They always seem so happy when I talk to them, of course it was a beautiful day and I imagine they were having a wonderful week.

It was overcast and high tide when I started.

The seagulls were not happy to see me. 

My lunch spot - there was a seal playing in waves here also. 

The lighthouse - you can see people at the top looking out.

The long road back.
It was a great day for a hike. I marched out to the lighthouse, had my lunch on the beach and marched back to the trailhead.  I then stopped at the local winery to see what they had and I purchased a bottle of white wine with lavender essence.  That could be really good or really not.  Still, the label was pretty so it was worth the risk.


  1. What a peaceful place. Very calming. Fantastic photos.

    What did the wine taste like?

  2. Sounds like aperfect place to me. I love being by the ocean. love the sign about reality, too!

  3. Such nice photos! Thanks for taking us along.

  4. Beautiful! I love a good hike (minus the ice axe and crampons)