Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sequim Surprises at Dungeness

Every Wednesday, I go hiking at the same place.  I am looking for Sequim surprises at Dungeness!  Specifically, I am referring to the Dungeness Rec Area.  This includes a series of trails which lead along the bluff, overlooking the Strait of Juan De Fuca, as well as throughout the entire upper Dungeness Rec Area.  Additionally, there are also deer trails traversing.

My hike began near the main trailhead for the Dungeness Spit.  From there, I hiked along the bluff, stopping briefly to take pictures.  This led through a short forest section onto a meadow.

FIRST MEADOW SHOT (640x408)

 

I was in complete revelry, basking in the warmth, and almost passed by this bench.  What a spot to behold the stormy clouds in the distance.  Here, you can sit for a spell.

BENCH SHOT (640x427)

After I crossed the meadow, I stopped and snapped a picture of this bird, who was obviously in agreement with its perch (the sign)

BIRD ON SIGN SHOT (640x575)

 

Spying a deer trail, I opted to just take it.  This narrow trail meandered through forest, and opened up by a hill.

OPEN FROM DEER TRAIL (640x427)

As I turned around, I heard the fluttering of a bird.  There he was at the perfect moment.

BIRDY SHOT (640x424)

 

I continued on, but had to duck under the trees.  Once through this section of forest, the trail opened to another meadow, which adjoined the hiking trail.  There I was met by a scene of such serenity.

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I headed uphill a short ways and gazed out over the meadow.  In the distance, faithful cheery trees were profusely blooming.  Drawn to enjoy the aroma, I carefully made the trek across the marshy meadow.

CHERRY TREES IN MEADOW (640x427)

Breathing in the sweet scent of cherry blossoms, I heard bumble bees.

BEES ON CHERRY BLOSSOMS (640x399)

 

From there, I hiked back through the forest trail.  Like many times before, there was no shortage of Sequim surprises at Dungeness!

LAST PIC (640x427)