A Few Hours in Sequim

Spending a few hours in Sequim raises a myriad of options. On this particular day, February 28th, 2015, I finished my breakfast, armed myself with my camera, and took a walk around our property.  It was delightful to see hundreds of Daffodils, glistening in the sunshine.

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Daffodils

There were snow white flowers surprisingly abloom in the shade.

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It was an ideal day to take pictures around Sequim!  My first stop was the John Wayne Marina.  After parking, I walked towards the Pitship Pocket Estuary.

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Pitship Pocket Estuary

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Pitship Pocket Estuary

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Pitship Pocket Estuary – find the bird!

A short time later, I headed towards Sequim Bay.  The seagulls, ducks, and blackbirds were basking in the sunshine.

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Seagulls, ducks and blackbirds hanging out on the beach 

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Ducks swimming in Sequim Bay

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Seagull admiring himself… “My aren’t I handsome!”

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Seagull rippling effect

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Sparkling effect

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The Seagull Squabble!

After concluding the seagull photo session, my next stop was the iRealty Virtual Broker office “hub,” where I dropped off my computer.  Snapping a quick shot of the blooming Azalea, I headed towards the Dungeness Recreation Area.

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Azalea

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9 Deer at Dungeness!

These deer were all happily eating grass on a property across from Voice of America Road, the entrance for the Dungeness Rec Area.  After presenting the Annual Pass for the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, I completed the envelope, and tucked the Permit portion in my camera bag.  This pass entitled unlimited visits to this refuge only, at a cost of only $12.00. Otherwise, all the following passes are accepted:  Interagency Annual Pass, Refuge Annual Pass, Golden Age/Senior Pass, Federal Duck Stamp, and Gold Access/Access Pass.  A Pass entitles entry for up to (4) people total (16+).  The Daily permit, without a pass, is $3 for up to (4) people total (16+).  Children under 16, enter at no expense.  I hiked down to the Dungeness Spit and allowed the beauty to take me away.

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Serenity 

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View from a driftwood perch

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Simple Cairn

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Past the driftwood

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Epic Sunny Day on the Dungeness Spit

After hiking back up to the Dungeness Rec Area, this shot was taken from a pullout.  This trail is currently along the bluff.  Erosion issues may cause this to be moved soon.

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Perfect picnic spot, overlooking the Strait of Juan De Fuca

A vision not unlike that of a soaring bird…

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Bluff view

Majestic eagles top their perch.

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Eagle duo

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Sequim is a rich agricultural area.

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Happy cattle roaming their large field

The Olympics are illuminated in the distance…

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Olympics in the distance off of Saddleback Road

This is truly an adventure you can experience in just a few hours.  Stay tuned for more!

 

 

 

 

 

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