Fog Bank and Shoreline

Fog Bank and Shoreline 1

I took a ferry ride the other day and while it was clear and sunny when we left the ferry dock, we soon moved into a fog bank. So much for capturing any whale photos! But during the transition to fog, there were some interesting photos of the shoreline as the fog burned off.

Fog Bank and Shoreline 2

Early Apple

Early Apple

I took this in my yard… I have a small espaliered apple tree. It has several varieties of apple on it, but I’m not sure which varieties. This one turned red during a recent heat wave and I thought it was just sunburned. But no, it is an particularly early variety … it wasn’t until it fell from the tree that I realized it. By then, of course, the interior was mushy. (this is the first year the tree has borne fruit).

More Olympic Mountain Views

View North from Blue Mountain

Another set of images from a recent hike in the Olympic National Park. The top image is looking north from the end of the Blue Mountain road … a short walk takes you to the summit for an unobstructed view in all directions. The top image shows the town of Sequim and the Dungeness Spit, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and some of the San Juan Islands in the distance. The bottom image shows a view from the Grand Ridge Trail running out of Deer Park.

View looking southeast from the Grand Ridge Trail

Olympic Mountain View

The view looking southeast from the road up Blue Mountain above Deer Park.

A wonderful hike runs along the Grand Ridge Trail from Deer Park towards Obstruction Point. There is some moderate elevation gain, but the trail starts at Deer Park which is in the subalpine zone, so there is no climb to “the high country”…. just a long dusty drive.

View from the Grand Ridge Trail looking southeast

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