|Strange beings inhabit Washington|
Left Anna and her family on Thursday (thank you Ms. Anna!) taking the ferry over to Kingston and on up the coast. Stopped briefly in the little town of Port Gamble. Cute little dutchy by the sea.
|The main street in Port Gamble|
|Birds Unlimited Garden|
Further along the coast I stopped at a tiny little coffee shop where I savored a nice cup of lavender laced coffee with expresso. Yum!
The lavender coffee shop is next to a Birds Unlimited shop. I did a bit of shopping there for a trinket or two... must support my birding buddies.
|Little Down Woodpecker|
I took a quick tour of the Birding Unlimited garden where fluttered little Chestnut-backed Chickadees and numerous Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers.
One of my stops along the way was at the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge. You have to hike more than a mile to get to see anything so I only hung around the little Visitor Kiosk for a bit.
|Nature display at the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge|
|A Harlequin Ducks male chatters with his buddies.|
|These Harlequins did a little sunbathing near the shore|
|Lost of Sanderlings in their pale winter feathers were all over the shoreline|
|There were a few Dunlin scattered among the Sanderlings|
I spent the night in Port Arthur, and the next morning, bright and early I headed even further northwest. I stopped to bird a bit along the way, seeing at least ten or so Bald Eagles that littered the coastline.
|Oooo... I wish this male & female had been a bit closer to shore|
|Fifteen Foot Guardians on the Museum grounds|
The Museum was impressive; items, such as canoes, wooden cedar boxes and woven materials such as blankets and baskets were in excellent shape. Unfortunately the msuem doesn't allow photography so I had to settle for a few exterior shots.
|The Makah Museum|
After I toured the museum I headed south to the little town of Forks. Forks is nowadays best known, not for its being close to Olympic National Park. It's current fame is because it is the setting for the Twilight trilogy. Now, I'm not a big Twilight fan. I saw all the movies, but frankly, I like my fantasy to take place at Hogwarts. However, I do have buds who love the whole Twilight fantasy world , by whom I mean you Joann, and you Mommy Nancy!).
|See? I kid you not, I got to watch Twilight while in Forks Washington I tell yah!|