Sunday, September 22, 2013

Into The Pacific Northwest

Today was spent exploring a few towns in the Olympic Peninsula - about forty-five miles from Seattle.  The weather was tailor-made for me - low sixties, overcast, light drizzle.  I couldn't have been happier.  The sun did peek out mid-afternoon, but not enough to make much of a difference. 

The air is crisp and scented with pine.  I rode with the windows down on the back roads that led us here - we didn't go down this tiny little lane with the truck, but I loved the canopy the trees created. 
We explored Port Townsend (pictures to follow) most of the afternoon, but these photos were taken on Marrowstone Island, which is where we wound up at the end of the day.

We tried to chase the setting sun, but didn't have a lot of luck.  I got a smidge of its pink glow in this shot, reflected in the water along with the clouds.
The town of Nordland is where the residents of this island have their mail delivered, but it's a stretch to call it an actual town at under a nine-hundred residents. 

As we drove off the island, I got this shot.  While moving, Ed at the wheel, me hanging my arm out the window.  You're welcome.

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2012: Apr├Ęs-ski Is The Place For Me
2011: Rain Or Shine
In My Dictionary, Team Is Always Spelled Without An I
The Italian Energy Drink*
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Taste, Smell, And Hear The Memories
Eddie’s New Ride


MAE said...

...spectacular when your blog has pictures...thanks..

ms hanson said...

Welcome to our beautiful state, dear. If you head back south on I-5, email me and we'll have coffee at Exit 57.

Anonymous said...

Our family had a vacation home on Marrowstone, before my parents retired and moved there permanently. It is a wonderful place to live, and gorgeous as well.

The Daily Rant said...

MAE: Thanks!

Ms. Hanson: I'll have to keep that in mind!

Anonymous: That area is just spectacular. How lucky you are to be able to visit on a regular basis!