Windy Westport Weekend Sightings

Out and about storm watching.

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Storm Clouds

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Crashing waves with Ocean Shores in distance

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Westport beach with a building waterspout

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Two out of three

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These blew over as I drove past them and liquid blue chemical flew out the roof vents.

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Pelicans and gulls sheltering from the storm in Half Moon Bay, Westport

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Seagull taking a break from the strong winds

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Sand blowing across beach

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Wild waves and windblown beach

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They always come out when the winds get crazy in the woods

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Wynoochee Road Trip Summer 2016

13 July 2016 Road trip with my neighbor Greg and his dog Gertrude. We visited the Wynoochee dam, river, lake and walked to the Wynoochee Falls for the first time. Our last trip here was December 2013, so we got a whole different version of the area. It was green and moist instead of icy and snowy. It reminded me so much of our Quinault Lake trip a few months ago…still haven’t posted that trip.

Bridges, Rivers & Beauty Along the Way

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A stop along the road.

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The Wynoochee Dam & Area

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Wynoochee Dam

A Roadside Waterfall, The Wynoochee Falls & Trail

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Roadside Waterfall (s)

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Bridge Over the Wynoochee River with Ideal Campsite & Wynoochee Lake and Mountain View

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Want to camp here.

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Wynoochee River

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Wyn River from other side of  bridge

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Female Sooty Grouse, clover and daisies

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Wyn Lake

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Many of the photos can be enlarged if you click on them.

Enjoy!

Patti, see-ya-down-the-road

Love on the Wing and a New Dock

Tokeland, Washington on Willipa Bay

Memorial Day weekend 2016

I finally took a drive (about 14 miles) to check out the new dock in Tokeland, and ended up with an eyeful of Rock Pigeons during their mating ritual. Who knew pigeons and doves kissed? Not me, and actually they don’t (says the experts), they “preen” each other. A preen by any other name is a kiss (in my book). I thought it was so sweet I began recording them kissing and dancing around each other, then !CLICK! my inner prude turned off the video. I just want to say that it was incredibly quick and she took off immediately and left him staring out after her.

Okay, so the new dock. It’s new. There was one boat or ship (not up on my nautical terminology) and since the new pilings are all topped with those pointy anti-bird caps, the Seagulls were lounging on the dock. I swear, they were sipping drinks and listening to Jimmy Buffet. They love it!

The Cormorants were split between breaking in (pooping all over) the bright and shiny warning markers in the middle of Willipa Bay and hanging out at the old pilings near the entry of the bay. There was a Seagull sitting in a nest on top of one, and a Harbor Seal pup playing hide and seek under them. Standing on the old dock. I could see his white speckled body in the shallow water, but only got a shot of him peeking his head up. A pair of Loons were cruising in the area and some Scoters and Scaups were snuggling on the sand beyond the old pilings.

Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTVjnBo96Ug

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Sunny Treasures On A Cloudy Beach Day

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Sara, Cameron & sea lions

A mid-week visit with my daughter and grandson was more than enough to brighten a cloudy day. This child did more running, jumping, digging and diving into sand than should be legal. I was exhausted just watching. I am so grateful for this special day.

Half-Moon Bay and Westport Marina, WA. Phall Photos 2015

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