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

First Frost at Wynoochee Dam, River and Lake

Photos taken 4 December 2013, posted 6 Dec 2013 Although some of it may look like snow, every bit of the white stuff is from 2 mornings of heavy frost. It is snowing tonight at my home in Westport, Washington (right above sea level), so I’m sure there will be some snow for me to snap photos of soon. Here is link to my writer site where I posted about this trip http://wp.me/p3i5jo-i3Wynochee 022 I’m going to try this in a slide show, please let me know if this works for you or if you would rather I post them one at a time. Thanks for your feedback!  I admit this is 89 photos and takes almost 10 minutes if you let it rum by itself. Remember the first photo so you know when it is over.

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My Best Photo of the Week Challenge – Week 7

Sunset shadow family finished clamming ; cold, wet, sandy, exhausted, but happy... PHALL PHOTO 2013

Sunset shadow family finished clamming; cold, wet, sandy, exhausted, but happy…
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I chose this as my best photo of the week, because of the deep orange-red dominating the photo, and the black human shadows that the setting sun has cast on the sand. This photo tells a story; the background ocean waves and the many sand piles made from the clam gun leavings, and then the bulging sacks of clams that the anonymous shadow people are carrying away with them .

From  http://weliveinaflat.wordpress.com/2013/10/9/my-best-photo-of-the-week-mbpotw-challenge-week-7/

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The Phoenix Cloud Evening

Wow, the phoenix cloud post went mini-viral on my site 1writeplace.com so I haven’t had time to get the rest of the photos from that evening up here. The phoenix photo still gives me chills. Hope you enjoy these 38 photos.

I got a msg from a blogger friend about how much being near water means to her. I've been in such a funk that I hadn't been out to my beach for days. I grabbed my neighbor and his dog and away we went.  EARLY EVE PHALL PHOTO 2013

I got a msg from a blogger friend about how much being near water means to her. I’ve been in such a funk that I hadn’t been out to my beach for days. I grabbed my neighbor and his dog and away we went. EARLY EVE
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Clear beautiful blue to the southeast. Grayland Beach, WA. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Clear beautiful blue with lurking clouds at the base towards the southeast. Grayland Beach, WA.
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Wind anyone? PHALL PHOTO 2013

Wind anyone?
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Evening Horsewomen on Beach PHALL PHOTO 2013

Evening Horsewomen on Beach
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Someone left me flowers :>) PHALL PHOTO 2013

Someone left everyone flowers :>)
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Four elements are beauty to my eyes; sky, dune grass, sand, and driftwood. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Four elements are beauty to my eyes; sky, dune grass, sand, and driftwood.
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A good  photoventure always includes a Bald Eagle. PHALL PHOTO 2013

A good photoventure always includes a Bald Eagle.
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And So It Begins... Sunset on Bonge Beach, WA. PHALL PHOTO 2013

And So It Begins…
Sunset on Bonge Beach, WA.
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Gertrude enjoys the view. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Gertrude enjoys the view.
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Now the colors start to explode. Half Moon Bay, Westport, WA PHALL PHOTO 2013

Now the colors start to explode. Half Moon Bay, Westport, WA. The next several photos are me exploring the dunes and sunset together.
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Sunset Through Dune Grass. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Sunset Through Dune Grass. 1
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Moon at Sunset. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Moon at Sunset.
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Beginning of deep sunset colors. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Beginning of deep sunset colors.
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I suddenly see this phoenix! Then I zoom out and see... PHALL PHOTO 2013

I suddenly see this phoenix! Then I zoom out and see…
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PHOENIX RISING! from the fire of the sun!!! PHALL PHOTO 2013

PHOENIX RISING! from the fire of the sun!!!
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Grass on Sunset PHALL PHOTO 2013

Grass on Sunset
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A blanket of clouds slips further down over the sun. PHALL PHOTO 2013

A blanket of clouds slips further down over the sun.
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Dune Grass & Pelicans on Sunset. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Dune Grass & Pelicans on Sunset.
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Into The Fire PHALL PHOTO 2013

Into The Fire
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Our little bay on sun-fire. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Our little bay on sun-fire.
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Moon & Coastguard Tower PHALL PHOTO 2013

Moon & Coastguard Tower
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The Cloud Blanket Begins To Catch Fire PHALL PHOTO 2013

The Cloud Blanket Begins To Catch Fire
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The red turns blue water purple. PHALL PHOTO 2013

The red turns blue water purple.
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Cloud Blanket Burns On PHALL PHOTO 2013

Cloud Blanket Burns On
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A Flock Skims The Purple Bay Waters PHALL PHOTO 2013

A Flock Skims The Purple Bay Waters
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Crashing Wave On Purple Bay PHALL PHOTO 2013

Blue Rolling Wave On Purple Bay
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Crashing Wave On Purple Bay PHALL PHOTO 2013

Crashing Wave On Purple Bay
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Final Burst of Cloud Blanket PHALL PHOTO 2013

Final Burst Of Flames In Cloud Blanket
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Pure Flame Of Sunset PHALL PHOTO 2013

Pure Flame Of Sunset With Home-Bound Boat
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Sunset Flame Through Dune Grass, With Boat At Apex
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Fishermen In The Flame PHALL PHOTO 2013

Fishermen In The Flame
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Return To Blue, Sunset Fire Out
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Westport Photo Tour 1; A Little Fishing and Tourist Town

Went to get photo of new viewing tower for friend, Ionia, (her fault) and got caught up in the bold and secret beauties around Westport, Washington. I realize I have some work to do on my photog skills, so I hope you know that I know that…I’ll get better with practice:>)

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Westport, WA
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Westport, WA Marina, new condos in the background. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Westport, WA Marina, new condos in the background.
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King Triton rides a seahorse. Vandals just got him recently. PHALL PHOTO 2013

King Triton rides a seahorse. Vandals just got him recently.
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White Pelican, I've never seen this kind here. PHALL PHOTO 2013

White Pelican, I’ve never seen this kind here.
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The New Viewing Tower PHALL PHOTO 2013

The New Viewing Tower
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Cool looking viewing scope, 25 cents, please. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Cool looking viewing scope, 25 cents, please.
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Ceiling of Viewing Tower PHALL PHOTO 2013

Ceiling of Viewing Tower
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Bird Guards PHALL PHOTO 2013

Bird Guards
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Fish swimming on enclosure. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Fish swimming on enclosure.
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Grey clouds over barge. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Grey clouds over car hauler.
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Westport marina and shops from tower. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Westport marina and shops from tower.
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Murals from tower. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Murals, metal art, grass & tree scene from tower. What is nature, what is painted? 
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half Moon Bay & beginning of 3-mile paved path to light house. PHALL PHOTO 2013

half Moon Bay & beginning of 3-mile paved path to light house.
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Pelican Jetty from tower. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Pelican Jetty from tower.
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Top of lighthouse, 3 miles away. from tower. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Top of lighthouse, 3 miles away. from tower.
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Wind Turbines, Grayland...6-8 miles away? From tower. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Wind Turbines, Grayland…6-8 miles away? From tower.
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Boat coming in for the day. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Boat coming in for the day.
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Westport from tower with a few seconds of bright blue sky. PHALL PHOTO 2013

Westport from tower with a few seconds of bright blue sky.
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Between a rock and a hard place:>) PHALL PHOTO 2013

Between a rock and a hard place:>)
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