A friend from way-back visited over Thanksgiving. The bone-chilling cold and snow thankfully arrived the day of his departure and not earlier. A walk on the beach and in the trees was on his request list. A trip to local Fort Worden State Park we took.
Starting on the beach we wound around Point Wilson and its sea-wall, past the lighthouse.
That might be Mount Constitution on Orcas Island in the middle of the photo below, behind the red buoy. Not sure. I’m guessing. Thick clouds gave way to a sliver of light on the horizon. It was beautiful.
The tide was too high for my usual full loop down to North Beach, up over the bluff and back.
I’ve noticed gray days make an excellent foil for bright colors such as these rose hips.
It rained buckets that AM, nixing our plans to visit the high mountains. The clouds held off and allowed us a precip-free walk.
Up top, the old forts’ buildings spread out below. The point in front is Hudson Point. Around its corner is Port Townsend Bay and the town itself. Mystery Bay is the the bay straight ahead separating Indian Island and Marrowstone Island.
So many lovely hiking trails so close to home.