July 26, 2009

Not Too Far Get-A-Way

We wanted to get away but not too away. We wanted to see some water but didn't want to deal with the long ferry lines. We didn't want to be gone all day. We headed to Camano Island State Park located on, well, Camano Island. This is the very first place I ever went camping. J. K. and A. C. and I camped overnight and I spent a very uncomfortable night in the back of a pick-up truck. But we had fun.
S and I left around 8:30 in the morning, stopped in the U-District for coffee, stopped again for a snack and a potty break. We hit the beach by 10:45. We snagged a picnic table at the very end of the beach. We had the place to ourselves. I was looking for pictures and critters and interesting things. I found lots of color and texture. For example, this poor starfish. Looks like he got caught up in the tide and couldn't find a hiding spot. He's upside down, by the way. But this is how I found him.
We had a picnic lunch of yummy things like olives, roasted peppers, hummus, dolmas, blueberries, and some dark chocolate for dessert.

Before we left we spotted a couple bald eagles. This is as close as I could get but you get the idea.

July 17, 2009

Time Stands Still

This day is crawling. Just not moving. Sutck in time.

July 06, 2009

Far Out

Low tides reveal the best of Puget Sound. At Discovery Park on Sunday we were able to walk far out onto the mud flats. Above is Z, H, M, and S strolling to the next cluster of rocks to explore.

We found wonderful critters along the way but the lure of seaweed was too strong for M. She was completely captivated by it.