Port Angeles, 10 miles to the West, is fortunate to have “art pieces” displayed in the downtown area. It’s a wonderful treat to walk downtown, stop, and admire. I like this momma and baby whale. Although it is rare to see Orcas in our immediate area, gray whales are not uncommon….and I looked all over for a plaque naming the author. Found one…couldn’t read it. Hum, foiled again.
Our “Swains Outdoor Shop” has moved and downsized. They used to have tons of flowers and plants to choose from. Looks like good plants, but slim pickins in comparision to last year.
One of the “shopping arcades” in downtown has a small metal fountain with a water animal theme.. I like this heron and the fish. I wish I could remember the name of the artist. It’s the pits getting old. I have now added a small notebook to my camera bag…just to write down things so when I get back I can write intelligently.
Although logging is not the industry it once was in this area, you will still see these big trucks with their log carriers barreling down the highway. This picture was taken on a Sunday. I’m not sure if their drivers had the day off (highly unlikely) or if they just weren’t hauling at the moment.
As you drive around at the Salt Creek recreation area, you will see concrete bunkers. These were part of “Ft. Hayden” and used to store ammunition and to mount large guns to protect the strait. For more information on this part of history, visit the Ft. Hayden site.
There is more than one house at Salt Creek, but this one sets just back from the mouth and next to the parking lot for the trail head. I envy these folks their front yard and their view….maybe not the parking lot, but folks here are pretty respectful.
The tide was in when I stopped by. Still there were hikers and surfers (burrrr!) More tomorrow.