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)

 

 

6 thoughts on “Sequim Surprises at Dungeness

  1. Neira Ranes

    It’s been awhile since I’ve visited Sequim For Life and what a treat this visit was! Thank you for the stunning photos!

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  2. Kathie Cook

    Hi Lori
    Harry passed on your blog site to me and I very much enjoyed reading through it. Your photos are stunning. I don’t know what Harry said in his message to you…..we are probably heading down to Sequim the beg of August. We’ve been in Ak. for the past 29 years so I am getting a little nervous about the move. Your beautiful photos and the excitement of all the adventures we can have made me feel less worried. Thank you.
    I look forward to your continued blog posts.
    Kathie Cook

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    1. sequimliving@gmail.com Post author

      Hi Kathie,

      Thank you for the compliment and kind words! Glad anything I have written or posted is lessening worry :) Next week, I’ll be back to blogging!

      Stay in touch,

      Lori

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  3. Susannah Lewis

    Wow Lori, I haven’t read all of your comments and writings or seen all your photo captures.
    I love everything I have seen. You have talent indeed…and I will come back; looking forward too.
    Susannah

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    1. sequimliving@gmail.com Post author

      Susannah, thank you so much! Soon, I’ll be posting again more regularly.

      Lori :)

      Reply

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