Sunday, November 8, 2015

Cape Flattery, Washington

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This past week blogland has lost a sweet blogger Pat @ Bailey Road she was a nature lover, dog lover and a great photographer. Pat will be missed.  Rest in peace, Pat. My prayers go out to Pat's husband and family.

On Oct 3rd of our Washington State trip we drove to Cape Flattery it is the north westernmost point of the United States and is also part of the Makah Reservation. It is where the Strait of Juan de Fuca meets the Pacific Ocean. I think I have mentioned before it hardly rains during my vacations, hubby is amazed with my luck. We did have rain one day during our stay at the beach but 1 rainy day out of 9 days is not bad.



Cape Flattery Lighthouse is on Tatoosh Island, Makah Bay are on one side and Neah Bay is on the other side of the Cape.


There is a hike through the forest, some of the trail was on a boardwalk. To see Cape Flattery you must purchase a pass from the Makah Indian Reservation to visit this site. The trail is 1.5 miles round trip.



It was a beautiful day with a clear blue sunny sky.


The coastline scenery around the Cape Flattery is gorgeous, we could see some sea caves from above.


At times we watched 2 gray whales, we could see their spray, body and tails coming out of the water.



Above some of the wildlife we saw while we were at Cape Flattery. Top Row: various gulls, Surf Scoters, Cormorant. Middle Row we saw two Gray Whales. Bottom Row is the Black Oystercatcher. Cape Flattery is at the northern boundary of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. It was a couple hour drive from Port Angeles but the visit to Cape Flattery was well worth the drive. I hope you enjoyed my post and images. As always I appreciate your visits and nice comments. Thank you! Have a happy day and new week ahead!

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96 comments:

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Wonderful views of Cape Flattery, what a nice blue!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How beautiful! A part of the Washington Coast we've never visited. I have added it to my wish/ hope list. Beautifully made pics and mosaics, as always. I am sorry to learn about Pat, I have always enjoyed my visits to her pretty big, her pictures were works of art!

Linda W. said...

I can't believe you visited the Olympic Peninsula and it didn't rain! It's rained both times I've visited. I need to take you with me next time I visit. :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - you really made the most of your time when you were out here in our lovely area. Did you happen to stay at the Kingfisher Inn at Neah Bay? It was built and run by friends of mine - they are now retired. She would hold quilting classes and retreats - it was a very popular destination. Loved the photos of the birds and scenery.

Indrani said...

Stunning captures all! Wonderfully composed mosaics.

Margaret Adamson said...

What a lovely walk round the trail with gorgeous views. great to see the whales and the wonderful selection of birds. Have a great week Eileen.

Indrani said...



My condolences and prayers! So sorry to know this news.

✿ chica said...

Tão lindos lugares e fotos! Fiquei com vontade de estar num lugar assim! Ótima semana! bjs, chica

facile et beau - Gusta said...

Looks absolutly beautiful. Especially the rocks and the cliff line.
Have a nice week.

Wandering Wren said...

Hi Eileen - you tell your husband it is no surprise to us bloggers that you are blessed with good weather on your trip, it's your sunny disposition that shine through on every post and keeps the rain away!
I think you can take up the Wandering Eileen mantle as you travel as often as me - woo hoo to retirement I say :)
Wren x

Bill S. said...

That looks like a wonderful place to visit. Great pictures.

Kathie Brown said...

Oh, I would love to see the birds there! Very nice scenery too! Happy Monday, Eileen. I am sorry for the passing of your blogger friend. it is nice of you to acknowledge her on your blog.

A Quiet Corner said...

Your coastline photos are wonderful, Eileen. Still gasping about Pat...:)JP

Gayle said...

Cape Flattery; now there's a name. And what a beautiful place to see. Thanks for sharing. Happy Day.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Beautiful views

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

beautiful place

Lea said...

So very sorry to hear about Pat.
Your photos are very pretty!
Have a great week!
Lea

vivi ka said...

Cape Flattery is looks so beautiful place for visit. Amazing places! Have always so beautiful trips like this one.
I didn't know Pat but i am so sorry for her death. My prayers to her family.
Have a happy new week ahead!

jandi said...

A beautiful place! That hiking trail looks lovely! Have a beautiful week!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

oh so sorry to hear about Pat!

These photos are amazing...it is all so very blue, and clear and pristine there!

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

we loved our trip there ... it was very busy ... so many people walking. of all ages. a real gorgeous area. the water look so blue and clean. ( :

Cranberry Morning said...

Those sea caves are amazing. What beautiful scenery, and what a privilege to see it. I am sorry to hear about Pat.

EG CameraGirl said...

What a beautiful place!

The Furry Gnome said...

Incredible looking place!

TexWisGirl said...

those cliffs are beautiful! i miss pat, too.

podso said...

Beautiful Eileen. The color of the water is amazing. Have a good week !

Linda Kay said...

I see a lighthouse!

Happyone said...

Beautiful views!! Like that wooden path.

Tom said...

What a beautiful spot.

NC Sue said...

Beautiful photos!
I hope you'll come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/11/basilica-shrine-of-saint-mary.html

Montanagirl said...

Lovely photos, Eileen!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I so enjoy following along with you on these great nature walks.
I especially love walks that include sights of the ocean with sea critters and birds!
Thank you for your kind comments Eileen!
Shane x

Bethany Carson said...

Sorry to hear of Pat's passing. The cape does look like a beautiful place.

LÖwin.g said...

Once in my life I want to watch wales in their nature... Thank you for sharing thoses great views of an exciting trip.
Birgit

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place. The rock formations are lovely.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Pat. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. How sad. I'll keep her family in my prayers. Love your beautiful photos today my friend. So many places I would love to visit. Sweet hugs, Diane

Debbie said...

gorgeous blue skies and water...the rock formations are really amazing!!!

DeniseinVA said...

Your photos are always a great pleasure Eileen. I am so sorry to hear about Pat, I know she will be missed very much. My thoughts and prayers to her family.

Joyful said...

Hi Eileen, I've been to this place in Washington State many years ago. The beach is what I loved best!

mick said...

Great photos of a very beautiful place. It didn't rain either time I visited the Olympics either - guess I was lucky too! Have a good week!

Sylvia K said...

Such an awesomely beautiful place, Eileen, and your captures are superb as always!! I do love Washington and Oregon and I'm so happy to have lived here for the past 20 years!! The best move I ever made! Thank you for sharing the beauty!! Have a great new week!

Reader Wil said...

Spectacular nature! I read somewhere that Captain Cook also came to Cape Flattery. My daughter lives in Cooktown in Queensland Australia. It was in 1770 that captain Cook there landed. He was all over the world! A great candidate for Our World on Tuesday!
I wish you a great week, Eileen. I enjoyed seeing your photos.
Wil, ABCW Team

colleen said...

These make me miss my hometown beachtown in Massachusetts.

Giga said...

A beautiful place with wonderful views. Even see a whale tail it would be for me a joy. Birds such a large amount, is another joy. Regards.

Our photos said...

Wow, that is really amazing !

Betsy Brock said...

So sorry to hear about your blog friend Pat. ♥

Your photos are gorgeous...especially that blue water...lovely!

Photo Cache said...

Is this where they shot those cliff scenes on Twilight series?

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carol l mckenna said...

What a place! As I have written you always find the most wonderful places to travel!
Gorgeous photography!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Missy George said...

I think the West Coast has a spectacular coastline..Just gorgeous..We did SF and south to Pebble Beach..I remember being disappointed in my pictures when I got home..It was before the digital days..Thanks for sharing..

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful photos Eileen, you make me want to go to Cape Flattery!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Your scenic photos are very beautiful. You were very lucky that you could see whales two times.

Cloudia said...

What fabulous shots of Pacific glory!





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Michelle said...

What a gorgeous spot! You really captured it well, Eileen!

The Yum List said...

These photos make me want to run outside.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

This is my kind of place with a camera hanging by my side. (I use a BlackRapid strap) So much to see on the land and in the water.
I visited Pat's blog to see if I could recall being there before, which I couldn't. God bless her husband for letting blogging friends know how she was and when she passed away.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So glad you had clear skies - you were extremely lucky as this is he rainiest spot in Washington State! So nice that you saw the whales, too! Wonderful photos. Sorry to hear about your blogger friend - so sad.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, As a nearly life-long "Ma and Pa Kettle" fan, I recognized that name. In all seriousness, the area looks gorgeous! So happy you got to see the Grey Whales! Your photo's are wonderful. Have a great day tomorrow!

Al said...

What a stunning area - well worth getting a pass and hiking to.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm sad to hear this news about Pat. May she rest in peace and her family be comforted by our prayers.

Your wonderful photos are all such wonderful shades of blue, Eileen. I'd like to visit Cape Flattery one day.

Merlesworld said...

I always wanted to live in a lighthouse but to many stairs.
Merle...........

Stephanie said...

Beautiful shots!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Cape Flattery must be really magnificent to stroll♡♡♡ Wonderful nature scene, viewing whale is a dream thing for me p:-)
So sorry to hear about your another nature lover friend, my friend...

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear Japanese friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Andrea said...

It is a lovely place, lots of things to see and photograph. But those caves look scary! However the boarded walks look so friendly and inviting, hmmm, if only we were nearer. About Pat's passing to the other side, sometimes when i read about a blogger who is sick or who tells us about an illness, then suddenly not posting at all, i just prayed for them because we don't have any means of knowing what happened to them. In fact, since i have been blogging for many years, many of those i follow are not there anymore! Rest in peace friends.

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Amazing Eileen! Makes me want to visit this place even more. The Pacific Northwest can be very rainy. You were blessed with excellent weather.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fantastic photos of your walk on the rocks. Wonderful impressions of this pretty landscape.
Best regards, Synnöve

Fun60 said...

Thank you for introducing a new part of the USA to me. So much to see, a real feast for the eyes.

Laura. M said...

Beautiful, I love the sea. Photo 4th and 5th very interesting :)))
Good tuesday Eileen ;)
A hug.

Mildred said...

Hi Eileen, I am amazed at the beautiful photos you have shared.
Wishing you a nice Tuesday.

patio garden furniture said...

What a wonderful time you had with that great view! Beautiful and very interesting!

Christine said...

Marvellous coastline to walk and admire the scenery and wildlife! Fantastic that you saw whales.
A wonderful place for a nature lover to take a vacation!
Have a great day!

Life Images by Jill said...

It certainly seems like you had a beautiful day to walk and visit this beautiful area, Happy travels and have a great week!

What Karen Sees said...

This is a beautiful series as always. I would love to tag along with you on your adventures!

What Karen Sees said...

P.S. I'm so sorry to hear about Pat! My prayers are with her family.

Rose said...

That trail looks so inviting...I am enjoying seeing your posts from your visit...have a great week, Eileen!

Marie C said...

Cape Flattery is an amazing place! SOOO beautiful!

So sorry to hear about Pat at Bailey Road!!!

Ana Freire said...

I´m very sorry for Pat!...
About your images, Eileen... I loved them all, from Cape Flattery!
A very special place! And the coastline scenery is gourgeous inded!
Have a great week ahead!
Ana

Ailime said...

Hello, I loved your visit Eilleen to Cape Flattery. The tracks through the forest are fabulous as well as the caves and islets with vegetation. I regret the passing of Pat! May she rest in peace! Hugs, Ailime

Findlay Wilde said...

Wow, I just want to go there right now.

Phil Slade said...

I don't know how much your pass cost Eileen but it was obviously good value for money.

Such a beautiful (and I suspect remote) place which are becoming hard to find in this crowded world. Islands have a special attraction which is hard to quantify.

Please enjoy the rest of your week Eileen.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful islands, and what about the Whales, astonishing.

Gunilla Bäck said...

The coast line is gorgeous! How wonderful to see whales. Enjoy your week!

Small City Scenes said...

I too have been to Neah Bay and the Olympic Peninsula. It is gorgeous. You have some beautiful shots showing a grand time.
MB

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Oh my Eileen....you take us to some of the most beautiful spots...this goes on my list...stunning and oh my the critters are delightful to see.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Although I've been in Washington State for what seems like forever, I've never seen Cape Flattery. After seeing your pictures I'm going to put it on the list of must see places. Great photos! By the way, you were quite lucky to get so many dry days during your trip. That rain forest over on the Olympic Peninsula is one of the wettest spots in the country! Thanks for an excellent post here.

Lowcarb team member said...

Some lovely photo's here Eileen.
The blue is so blue and I like the sea caves.

Amazing to see the grey whales to.

Hope this week is going well for you, they certainly do go quickly!

All the best Jan

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, sua belas fotos mostram verdadeiramente a força da maravilhosa natureza, admiro a sua magia fotográfica.
AG

Sandra said...

the caves got an out loud OH WOW.. and I love that crooked tree in the middle of the board walk. awesome views today.

Debby Ray said...

What stunning beauty! I have never been to this part of the country...would love to visit! Glorious photos, Eileen!

Linda said...

Wow, the caves are remarkable!

genie said...

I went with my son many years ago, and it was a wonderful trip. Loved your pictures...especially the first one with the lighthouse in the distance. You have such a special way of capturing cents like these. You are the best.

Wally Jones said...

Tremendous images, Eileen! What a great trip! We're totally envious.
Thanks so much for sharing.

NatureFootstep said...

so much gorgeous nature and wildlife on your trip. Would really want to go there too. I enjoy your iamges a lot.

Thanks for sharing the news about Pat. So sad and I too will miss her visits and beautiful shots.

Teresa Sjönberg said...

What a stunning place! That island looks likea a pancake. I bet you had wonderful time there! I would like to see whales and those sea caves too. Have nice week!

Mary Cromer said...

Those sea caves, the whale tails, oh my and I see those wooden paths that hands have built and placed and I think I wish we could do that in our wood, oh too much to think of, yet those ifs.
Thank you again so much for your help with ID's. I have updated them and a young UofL professor helped as well.

Helma said...

Beautiful pictures of the island and also the nature around it.
Very sad to read that blogger Pat is deceased.
That may she rest in peace

Rambling Woods said...

In the photo, Pat doesn't look any older than me and it all happened so fast. She had left me a comment that she was having trouble with her back and then the hospital and gone..I love her photos too... I enjoy yours too Eileen... sorry to be a downer... I have lost three blogger friends...Michelle