Thursday, August 3, 2017

Point Wilson Lighthouse


Happy Thursday,

I am continuing our travels in Washington state on this post. We were driving on Route 20 and after taking the Coupeville Ferry we arrived in Port Townsend. We visited the Fort Worden State Park and the Point Wilson Lighthouse in Port Townsend.

These are some images of the lighthouse, beach and birds seen on our walk around the park. It was a cloudy day, luckily no rain during our walk on the beach and around the lighthouse.

The sky blends into the white color of my blog post. This is the Point Wilson Lighthouse, located in Port Townsend Washington.





A walk on the beach, the body of water is the Strait of Juan de Fuca and is at the west entrance to the Puget Sound.



My mosaic shows various birds we saw while walking on the beach and around the grounds of the park. Some are the Common Murre, various Gulls,  Red-necked Grebe, Common Mergansers, Rhinoceros Auklets, Fox Sparrows, Barn Swallow, Oregon Junco and Wilson's Warbler. Click on the mosaic for an enlarged image, the birds look a little better.





Walking on the beach, I had a different view of the lighthouse.



Below is my Lunapic edit of the photo above, I like how the sky changed color.



I loved this rusty old canoe.



My thankful list for today:

It should go without saying, I am thankful to wake up each morning.
I am thankful to be able to travel. Our country has some beautiful places to visit.
I thank you for visiting and your comments.

I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.  Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments. Have a happy day!

Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday



Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday

63 comments:

Sandi said...

Serene, comforting, and vacant...in another time we live here, away from all the world and all the news of trouble made by tyrants...these photos are a deep breath of air!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
a beautiful spot, there is no denying... but I do love the artistic tweaks on the last two shots!!! YAM xx

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas as fotos e gosto de ver faróis! bjs, chica e lindo dia!

amanda peters said...

What a beautiful place and I just love this set of photos.. stunning.. have a lovely day.
Amanda xx

Lynn said...

What a beautiful, peaceful place! I love the lighthouse keeping watch and the rusty canoe, just waiting for another adventure in the water.

Christine said...

I love your lighthouse pics, Eileen and the Lunapic version would be great framed on your wall!
Sweet little birds, especially the barn swallow and the warbler.
Best wishes!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

I love these photos Eileen. You could hang the edit of the lighthouse on the wall!!
It looks so peaceful there and so many birds to see.
I had to google Rhinoceros Auklet. I can see why it is so named. It also looks as though it has a peg stuck on its beak!!
Have a wonderful Thursday :)

Joe Todd said...

Great post.. Hope to make it to that part of the country some day. Just can't beat a Lighthouse.

Tom said...

...gorgeous!

Sandra said...

WA is one of the states I have not seen. enjoyed my visit with you by camera lens

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

enjoyed :) Have a great Thursday

Karen said...

What fun to be able to visit different areas of the country. I think it would be cool to visit a lighthouse. Your luna pic looks great.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I love lighthouses....still on my bucket list to see just one...any one...I don't care which! Maybe I will be more discerning after I see the ONE. Nice edit on the sandy beach scene. Have a super day!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful lighthouse!

I wish you a nice Thursday!

Lea said...

Since I live inland lighthouses and beach scenes are always interesting to me. And you always find interesting birds, too!
Have a great day!

Karen S. said...

Good morning! I'm thankful for being here to see all the lovely sites you have to share!

Les Fous du Cap said...

Nous aimons beaucoup la dernière photo ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Gordon said...

It looks a lovely place Eileen, and a good variety of birds too, I only heard recently of the Rhinoceros Auklet,by looking in to "Island Rambles" and now you are seeing them.
enjoy the rest of the week, Gordon.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Really like this place. Plenty of space and fresh air!

Nancy J said...

Lunapic, that is beautiful editing. And the lighthouse, I can imagine living there, being a keeper, checking that all was kept in perfect working condition. For so many sailors, the lighthouse was a beacon that gave direction, and over the years saved many lives, as they relied on it for navigation and safe voyages in dangerous waters. What a great place to visit.

Carol Blackburn said...

Lovely photos, Eileen. That canoe would make a wonderful water color painting.
Enjoy your day.

Linda said...

What a magical place, Eileen! It looks so soothing and refreshing!

RedPat said...

You got some wonderful pics, Eileen!

Suza said...

Such a wonderful lighthouse

Linda W. said...

That old canoe was a great find! Nice photos despite the cloudy skies (which are common in WA state)

Amy Franks said...

Looks like a nice quiet spot, do many people visit there over Summer?

Rose said...

A really nice place to walk, or so it appears! I love that second shot of the lighthouse...

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely old boat, rusted and decaying. And I do love the 'painting', beautiful.

Lowcarb team member said...

This is a lovely post Eileen, it looks a very nice peaceful place.
The way the Lunapic edit has come out is brilliant and it would make a great picture to frame and hang on a wall.

Lovely mosaic of the birds, I did enlarge the image.

All the best Jan

Jeanie said...

I really am a sucker for a lighthouse and I do like this one. I also love the photo manipulation. It's fun, isn't it?!

Michelle said...

I love your edit of the lighthouse photo. Gorgeous!! Thanks for linking up today and have a great weekend!

krishna said...

We visited same kind of lighthouse last year...

magnoliasntea said...

Lovely photos, Eileen. I LOVE lighthouses, but I especially love the photo of the canoe. It's a gem.
Have a great weekend!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I always a lighthouse and sea, lovely shots

Martin Kloess said...

Great pictures. One thing that really stands out is how clear it seems.
Bless you

William Kendall said...

What a beautiful lighthouse!

Jeanna said...

Loving the view of the lighthouse, extremely pretty. I can smell the sea air. You sure know your birds.

ellen b said...

Very nice photos. I like the edited photo, too. It would make a great painting!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I love the Lunapic edit and also the old canoe. And of course, the lighthouse is wonderful!!

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful shots from the beach. I love the lighthouse especially the edited one. Its beautiful! Have a blessed weekend!

Felicia said...

beautiful lighthouse. I love the edit and that rusty boat is wonderful.

Photo Cache said...

I'm keeping close eye on this series of posts because I might be visiting this part of the country in a few weeks.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Looks like a lovely place for a walk!

thomas said...

Wow!love the edit,looks like an art piece now

NatureFootstep said...

a beautiful lighthouse. I could think of working and living there even if the sky is dull :)

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of the area around the lighthouse. So beautiful !
Best regards, Synnöve

jandi said...

it looks like a beautiful secluded area! have a lovely day, Eileen!

Denise inVA said...

These are great Eileen. I like the lunapic effect and it would look fabulous in a frame on your wall. The rusty canoe is lovely and I enjoyed all your photos. Thank you and have a great weekend:)

magiceye said...

Beautiful images!

Małgorzata P said...

Prześliczne zdjęcia. Latarnie są urocze.Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

ann said...

I love the lunatic results, especially the canoe. Washington is beautiful, isn't it? Thank you for sharing because I haven't been there. Now I want to go.

Light and Voices said...

After visiting your site, I can take on my day in gratitude. My favorite photo is of the canoe. See you next week at SkyWatch Friday.

Suzanne Prickett said...

I like your second view of the lighthouse, giving more a scenic sky and water. And, what a beautiful edit of this lighthouse! Good job. The old canoe also lends a great lead to the beautiful backdrop. Our country does have some most beautiful sites! Love this post. Happy Weekend, Eileen!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful place and Lighthouse.. Happy weekend..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Changing the sky color is fun Eileen, especially for those of us who live (at least part of the time) in the pacific Northwest! I once threatened to take a picture of the back of my writing tablet and link it to Skywatch Friday because it looked about the same as any sky photo I could have taken at the moment (I think that was the last time when we stayed here in Eugene until February or so).... Anyway, beautiful pictures of Port Townsend and surroundings (I like that town and we've even actually seen blue sky there in the past ;>)

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

How beautiful this place is and I love your photos of it! :)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Eileen, glad to see you enjoyed our beautiful state! Looks like you had the beach all to yourself, too. Lovely photos. xx Karen

rupam sarma said...

Amazing place. Beautiful pics.

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful seashore shots ~ what a divine place ~ ^_^

A Colorful World said...

Such a beautiful lighthouse! Beautiful Washington coast!

Lynne said...

Wonderful pictures . . .
Loved that canoe photo . . .

Angie said...

Eileen - I don't know anything about Lunapic editing, but I need to learn - it is beautiful. It reminds me of a picture that we have (in storage at the moment). The rusty canoe was an inspired shot - it makes me wonder about it's story. Who left it there? What happened to them?

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