Thursday, October 15, 2015

Dungeness Spit

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

I hope I will not bore my blogging friends with some of our trip images. Even though I link up my post to the parties, my post is a way my hubby and I can look back on and enjoy the memories of our trips. On the the second day of our Washington trip we spent the afternoon at the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and a hike on the Dungeness Spit. The Spit is the called the world longest natural sandspit. The trail to the end and the Lighthouse is 5 miles one way. It is home to 250 species of birds and 41 species of land animals. I am sharing some various scenes and birds during our hike at the Dungeness Spit and a Skywatch from the area.


Top row above is the Common Loon, Surf Scoter, two Surf Scoters. Middle row Green-winged teals and a Savannah Sparrow. Bottom row are the Horned Grebes and some Gulls.



Above is a larger image of the Common Loon seen at the Dungeness Spit.




Hiking on the Dungeness Spit is best during the low tide. The Lighthouse is not even in sight on this photo.




A view thru the driftwood, many large trees have washed up on the Dungeness Spit.



The mosaic above is for both my Skywatch Friday and Good Fences entry. Views of the sky and Strait, a coastguard heli, various fences along the cliffs.


The trail along the scenic coast with a distant view of the Dungeness Spit. The sky was beautiful, love the view of the Strait of the Juan De Fuca and to the far right you can see a fence to protect peeps from falling off the cliff.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit and for your nice comments. Have a happy day and weekend ahead.

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check for more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.    I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

88 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

I love the images of the sea from the driftwood. Love all the collages eileen

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fantastic photos of this wonderful area.
Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Christine said...

A truly wonderful coast line to explore! You saw a great variety of birds! I love the shot through the driftwood!
Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy your day!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Wow! That's a LONG hike - but what AMAZING scenery and birds!! It looks like a wonderful place to go, especially with the lighthouse at the end. Have a great rest-of-the-week!!

alp said...

Unas imágenes preciosas..muy bonitas...un beso desde Murcia...

Nancy Chan said...

Eileen, your trip photos are not boring, they are stunning! I enjoying viewing them too especially the sky, coast and cliff views. I especially like the view thru the driftwood.

EG CameraGirl said...

I very much like the photo of the ocean through the tree!! NICE!

Crissi said...

Superb images!
Hug Crissi

NC Sue said...

Very nice photos.
Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-little-bit-squirrelly.html

Mersad said...

Such scenic views and coastlines. The rugged scenery with the coastlines make for a great combination.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

now if there could have just been a couple poufy clouds in that gorgeous sky :O]

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That view through the driftwood is incredible. And of course, LOONS....love listening to their call.

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, what an incredible visit you had. Such lovely views, it's just what I'd enjoy relaxing around, and hiking, a most lovely tour no matter where you turn! Thanks for sharing them.

TexWisGirl said...

really neat! the driftwood and large pine... cool!

carolann said...

Morning.

I enjoyed your peek a Boo pictures near the end of your photos. Awesome taken.

Lynne said...

Beautiful Eileen . . .
I would think walking there in low tide would be wise too . . .
Liked the fence glimpse high on the hill . . .

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I just love it when someone visits our area and sees the beauty first hand. We love the Dungeness Spit and all the surrounding area. Your photos are fabulous - did you see any bald eagles when you were out here? Yesterday two were circling just over our house - magnificent birds.

Sandra said...

that view of the waves through the driftwood hole is amazing. what a stunning gorgeous place to hike.. love the long winding path to the lighthouse we can't see

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Gorgeous views... Presumably named by some one from this Dungeness... YAM xx

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant images that you made Eileen.

b.."E"..th said...

gorgeous shoreline. so pretty. love the lighthouse too. ( :

Debbie said...

i wonder if that fence could/would do it's job!!! beautiful views, i especially like looking through the drift wood!!!!

Cathy Keller said...

Your post is just lovely, no boring. The lighthouse photo photo is beautiful! Thank you!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

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Gostei do blog.
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Karen said...

I love the sea and especially lighthouses. You will always treasure this photo diary and the great memories! Thank you for sharing with us!

LV said...

Thanks for allowing us to enjoy so much beauty from your world.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

So gorgeous! These are great shots and the water is so pretty, too!

Andrea Priebe said...

What a beautiful place and plentiful as well. The fence reminds me of the fences we saw in the mountains of Switzerland ... the scenery was so striking you hardly notice that it is there ... but it is, indeed, thankfully. Don't want any peeps falling :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

ellen b said...

Hi Eileen, It's fun to see your photos from the Dungeness Spit. My husband and I didn't make it all the way out to the lighthouse. That wasn't an easy surface to walk with all those stones! Fun to re-visit this spot through your lens...

Mary Hone said...

Wow, what a fun place. Great photos.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Very nice pictures. Wonderful the clear blue sea.
The shots with the glimpse at driftwood is very nice.

Best regards,
Marco

Laura. M said...

Wonder pictures, Eileen !!! Beautiful blue sky and sea.
Besos.

Ana Freire said...

Great images, Eileen! And another beautiful place... to look at... thanks to your remarkable photos and perspectives!...
And thank you so much, for your kind words and visit...
Leaving a hug, too... and wishing you a great weekend ahead!
Ana

Liz said...

Wonderful images from the coast! I even recognise the Loons and the Surf Scoters from my trip to Alaska.
I love that blogging can also serve as a photo album like reminder of the holidays and day trips we take.

John eos shooter said...

Great shots Eileen! Gr. John

Gayle said...

Nice variety of photos. The view through the driftwood is wonderful. That would have been good on last weeks 'scavenger hunt' for 'view'. Happy Day.

Penelope Postcards said...

The vastness of the sea is awe-inspiring! I like how the driftwood provides a frame from which to see the ocean view.

Ida said...

What lovely photos. This is a part of my state that I've never been too. - The views of the Ocean were wonderful. I enjoyed all your fences, birds & views very much.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Beautiful views of an extraordinary place! And your banner is one of the most beautiful Fall banners I've seen. I love all of the yellows and oranges! Hugs!

Happyone said...

Very pretty. The water is such a pretty light blue.

J said...

Your blog is NEVER "boring!" I just adore the keyhole look through the driftwood - or washed up tree - not sure, but what a fascinating shot!

Mama Zen said...

The view through the driftwood is a stunning shot!

rupam sarma said...

wow beautiful photos,
Greetings

Black Jack's Carol said...

Your trip images are never, ever boring, Eileen! You not only preserve happy memories for you and your hubby, but you share them with your lucky readers as well. What a wonderful view of the ocean through the driftwood! I loved all of the bird-life you managed to capture. You must have been tired after hiking five miles out and then back again.

Linda W. said...

Nice photos! Looks like you got a rare clear day.

Ileana said...

Wonderful images, Eileen! Have a happy weekend!

Lew said...

Great shots of the spit and birds! But not a walk I would do in stormy weather!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

great photo with the drift wood

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures as always, Eileen!! I do love the shots through the driftwood!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Jim said...

Great shots
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Ranten said...

Hi Eileen! Lovely pictures! Marit

Cloudia said...

look at how many of us enjoy your wonderful eye, Eileen!



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Photo Cache said...

What lovely place. I am ashamed to admit that I haven't been to WA state yet.

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Missy George said...

I love sea scapes and coast lines..Beautiful water..wonderful color..never boring..love the shot thru the tree..

Felicia said...

beautiful scenes.

Lois said...

What a gorgeous place! I love seeing all the birds. You certainly did have beautiful weather that day!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is one serious spit, so large and beautiful and host to such a variety of critters.

Al said...

That's a wild and beautiful area - walking along that spit must be a great experience.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous scenery! Love that shot through the driftwood.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Beautiful shot through the driftwood, Eileen. I wish I was there!
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DeniseinVA said...

What a great looking area Eileen. You have captured it beautifully. Have a great weekend :)

lina@women perspective said...

What a wonderful place, Eileen. Enjoying your shots so much.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That hiking trail along the scenic coast looks wonderful! Great photos, thanks for sharing. Now I have a new place I want to go!!

The Yum List said...

It's wonderful to see all of those different shades of blue.

Karen said...

Terrific shots! I love the view through the driftwood.

ak-ut said...

beautiful shots ,eileen, happy weekend !!


Indrani said...

Stunning collage made. Superb shots.
Happy SWF!

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ladyfi said...

The blues of the water and sky are gorgeous!

yonca said...

Beautiful pics, Eileen! Your amazing shots always make me feel relaks and happy :-)

Tom said...

It's always a treat to see and hear a Loon.

Ashley Beolens said...

It's funny Dungeness is one of my favourite places in the world however mine is the UK place, although there are similarities :)

Lowcarb team member said...

You have some lovely shots here Eileen, and I always like the way you do your mosaics. You certainly must take many photographs.

Have to say my favourite is the one 'view thru the driftwood' what a great photograph.

Happy Weekend Wishes, well it will soon be here!

All the best Jan

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, maravilhosas cores, mostram a bela natureza, as fotos são excelentes.
AG

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely photography as always ~ Love the photo looking through the driftwood!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So beautiful. You either lucked out or planned carefully to hit the beach at low tide! Love the view through the driftwood ... And of course all the birds. What a nice trip.

NatureFootstep said...

wow, hat´s a wonderful place. I would love to be there with my camera. Great nature and gorgeous Loon :)

September Violets said...

What an amazing spit! You say there are 250 species of birds ... is that just on the spit alone, or the high cliff areas you hiked along as well. That's a lot of bird species for 5 miles!! Love seeing the bird photos. I have had some Savannah sparrows in my yard for the past month! They are SO cute and quite tame. I keep leaving seeds out for them scattered through my garden, and around dusk they all come back (about 6) and I see their plump little bodies hopping through the garden, peeking out from under leaves and enjoying themselves. They don't even seem to mind the dog. I wonder if they would come to my hand ;)
Wendy

magiceye said...

Love the driftwood. All pictures beautifully captured!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I have not gone to that area. It looks lovely. I sometimes do miss the Pacific Coast as I am originally from Southern California (also lived in Northern California and have many relatives in Oregon and Washington). Have a great weekend!

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness, how I'd love to visit this place! Just gorgeous photos, Eileen!

Linda said...

Love the driftwood views. I thought it was a cave!

Marie C said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen! I particularly love that driftwood shot! Nice!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Hello, so sorry for the belated comment. Oh, your great pictures made me feel to be with you along gorgeous trip again(^_^)彡☆ Fun to see the scene of the view through the driftwood, I checked the idiom 'best to due'; got what you mean♪

ps, Thank you SO much for your sweet words. Busy Busy with Soba guests, changing sliding doors paper etc :-)
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, how I loved this scenery! The "hole in the wall" reminds me of our similar rock formation down the Wild Coast of South Africa. The Savannah Sparrow is my favorite. This is the first time I've heard of a duck called a Loon. Great post. Have a great day. Jo

Helma said...

I like it so much that you put so many beautiful and different pictures in your post. It is always surprising what you have photographed and share with us :-)))))

Uppal said...

Magnificent shots as always.The blue sky is pure delight!

Rose said...

Love those driftwood views!