I am very excited to share my accumulation of summer photographs with you guys! Unfortunately, there aren't as many horse pictures as I would like, but there are lots of others. From sailing in the Puget Sound, Fishing on the Columbia River, Hiking in the Olympic rainforest(yet to come), and Backpacking in our backyard Cascade mountains, we truly enjoy every bit of beauty that Washington has to offer, especially in the summer. I'll have to narrow it down a bit, as I have 81 photos in my photobucket folder so far!
First, our home away from home; Chinook, Long Beach and Ilwaco Wa. (all in the same little area)
^tried my first oyster this year! Cooked, it was alright, can't imagine the darned thing slimy though
My sister on the left, me on the right
Fishing Pole On the North Jetty at the Columbia River Mouth.
Our catch of the Morning, 7 Black Bass (with a salmon set up, mind you!)
This transitions us into the next set of photos...
Sailing in the Straight of Juan De Fuca! Near Everett, WA
This was a new adventure for us, we just got the boat late last year, and it has been have work done on it( new engine and essentials so that us newcomers don't get stranded on the straight and pulled with the tides into the high seas! )
Forgive the anchor, have to hide your license plates...
A sailboat, just a tad smaller than our next to China Shipping
Snowgrass Flats trail to Old Snowy. This was a family trip with my Grandpa, cousin, his fiance, mom, dad, sister and myself, in memory of my grandma. This was her favorite place. 17 mile round-trip and grandpa (76) is still puttin' along!
Tent view couldn't get any better!
Edit: This is Mt Adams. I am so used to these mountains I forget to label them just because I think everybody else also recognizes them!
Old Snowy from "basecamp"
Step one: Bread on Stick
Step two: Cook over campfire
Step three: DEVOUR
I, too, am a native to this land. I recognized those places, if not exactly, in the general feel of them. I grew up here going camping and hiking with my dad in the forests and mountains. We did not have a boat that could sail out (only a 12 foot Lightening moored at Leschi) , but we took many ferry rides over the Sound.
I am deeply attached to this area and know it's smells, the wind, the rain, the soft light, the way you are never far from a mountain or a range, so you always know what's East and what's West. I am so please that you are sharing these photos and your obvious love for this place. We are indeed blessed.