D is for the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and the Dungeness Spit located on the North Olympic Peninsula in the state of Washington.
A trail wanders through the trees and eventually drops down to the Dungeness Spit.
The Dungeness Spit has the Strait of Juan de Fuca on it’s outer shore and the Dungeness Bay on it’s inner shore. Canada is directly across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the North of Washington State.
It’s a 6 mile trek to walk out to the Dungeness Light Station, first lighted in 1857. We didn’t have enough time on the day we visited to do the round trip to the light house and back.
It wasn’t an easy walk because of all the rocks washed up on the spit.
The trail begins at the top of those trees in the distance. We walked out for about an hour and then headed back to the trail head.
There were lots of nice camping spots above the Spit and Wildlife refuge.
These last two photos that show the Dungeness Light house were taken in 2011 during the same time of year. On that trip to Sequim for the lavender festival we saw these eagles nesting, too.
The Dungeness Crab gets its common name from the town of Dungeness, Washington, now called Old Town Dungeness, where the first commercial harvesting of the crab was done. The Dungeness Crab is the only commercially important crab in the state of Washington’s territorial waters and was the first shellfish harvested commercially on the North Pacific Coast.
Linking up to ABC Wednesday started by Mrs. Nesbitt and carried on with the expertise of Roger and team!
C is for Cape Flattery and just in time for ABC Wednesday. Thank you to Mrs. Nesbitt and to the ABC Team!
This is a photo heavy post but you don’t get out to the North Western most point in the contiguous United States every day!
You need to buy a $10.00 parking pass at any of several spots on the Makah Indian Reservation before you drive out to the Cape Flattery trail head.
Strollers and wheelchairs will not be able to manage this trail. It is an easy trail otherwise except for managing a lot of exposed tree roots.
There were a few nice viewing stations. The final one had a rope ladder 3-4 step climb to get to.
We enjoyed the walk/hike to these beach views.
We had a few days of some rainfall which our lawn and plants enjoyed. We are back in a sunnier pattern again.
The George Washington Inn is situated on the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Port Angeles and Sequim with views of the Olympic Mountain Range in Washington State on the Olympic Peninsula. It’s a great choice for a getaway with easy access to Hurricane Ridge and the Olympic Mountains or Dungeness Bay. The third weekend every July Sequim is known for their wonderful lavender festival. This would be a great spot to overnight for the festival.
My daughter, girlfriend and I attended a George Washington Tea here on Washington’s birthday in February a couple years ago. On that day we were treated to a rainbow looking out the back of the Inn and onto the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
We were happy that George Washington was the special guest at the tea in his honor.
I will be linking up with TexWisGirl at Run A Round Ranch for Good Fences #12.
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