Sequim Spit Walk 2011


A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />This salamander was on the trail as we started our walk to the beach.A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />An orange honeysuckle... maybe Lonicera ciliosa?A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />This is the paved path to the beach, with some horticultural info signs along the way.A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />A relaxing tree....A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />A popular beach yields some distracting junk.A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />The starting section of the 5-mile spit is not crowded early Sunday morning.A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />This is the view of the lighthouse station, 5 miles away on the spit.A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />An overlook of the spit seen as we approach the beach.A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />This is the first part of the spit beach we walked.A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />Looking south along the shore from the start of our spit walk.A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />Driftwood of all sizes were seen.A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />Fun forts were often built by visitors.A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />Fran can't resist these pose opportunities, which I encourage!A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />A photographer's "prop"A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />It works both ways, as Fran shoots the photographer. A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />Weathered wood....A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />Another "fort"A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />A Sequim neighborhood overlooks the spit....A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />Fran stays ahead of the photographer a lot of the time.A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />Rocks lodge in the porous logs.A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />Bright seaweed is found along the way.A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />A twisted treee remnant.A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />Tired knees limited our spit walk at the 1-mile marker, as the 5-mile lighthouse still looked a long distance away!A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />Gulls seen a half mile beyond our stopping place.A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />The lighthouse at the 5-mile point of the spit looks closer than actual in this telephoto shot, (approx 720mm equivalent focal length).A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />The Sequim neighborhood appears fairly close, again a telephoto view at a 35mm equivalent focal length of about 160mm. The have nice views there!A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />These gulls were unafraid of the tourists walking close to their perch.A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />This was via the 700mm telephoto setting!A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />synchronized posers....A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />Holey wood....A walk on the spit at Sequim, WA June 19, 2011<br />The park rangers on patrol, knocking down the vertical markers that visitors had erected, and picking up trash to keep things looking natural.

These are images by Ron Black using his HS10 Fuji "Bridge" camera.   This is a light easy to carry camera with a very wide range zoom lens, convenient to have along on a long hike.

This walk was the long Spit at Sequim, WA, also known as Dungeness Spit, on June 19, 2011.   We were tired from several earlier walks this same weekend, but enjoyed the beach as we repeated earlier visits here.

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