I was walking the beach on Marrowstone Island (just Southeast of Port Townsend, WA) the other day (late February 2023) and saw this kayaker out enjoying the sunny weather (but it was chilly). I had a nick view of Mt Rainier behind him, so took the photo. When I got back to my car, he was loading up his kayak and I was able to get contact information to get him a copy of the image. I was glad to get one to him … it brought back memories of being out in my kayak in mid-winter.
Beach Walk 2
Another sunny day at the beach in the middle of winter along the Washington coast. There’s nothing quite as nice as a winter beach walk in the sun.
Dungeness Spit (2)
Dungeness Spit State Park is located on the north coast of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The views (on clear days) is spectacular and can include views of Mt Baker in the North Cascades plus the northern Olympic Mountains. The Dungeness lighthouse is a 16 mile round trip hike … I’m not sure if they sit offer it, but there used to be an option to stay the night at the lighthouse (bring your own everything).
A beach walk on a winter day on the beach at Kalaloch can be wet and windy, or you can get lucky and have a sunny day and mild weather. But there’s always stuff to see.
Dungeness Spit State Park is located just north of Sequim on the north coast of the Olympic Peninsula. The lighthouse at the end of the spit is an 8 mile walk (one way) … and the signage warns to make sure you are aware of the time and tides. At high tide you may be forced to work your way through a maze of driftwood, slowing your progress dramatically. If the weather is clear, the views can be spectacular … including looking towards Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park.