It was like a miracle. I woke to fog, rain, and dreariness--drove to Dungeness NWR and found (insert angels singing) SUNSHINE!
The refuge was open for hunting so in the distance I could hear gunshots and dogs, but this area is open for walking and exploring. The trail starts out in the woods and winds down a hill towards the ocean.
Bear with me and all my mushroom photos. I had a lot of fun finding them and photographing them ALL.
Big drippy white ones- don't miss the itty bitty ones in the front:
A ghostly gelatinous one:
As I rounded a corner, this appeared:
The Dungeness Spit is over five miles long with a lighthouse at the end. It is one of the longest spits in the world. One can hike all the way to the lighthouse at certain times of the year.
I settled for a little beach stroll. It was actually so hot and sunny I had to remove my coat!
Beach art was prevalent:
Considering this is supposed to be a "prime" birding spot- I saw very few birds. Might be the hunting, or the wrong time of year. In any case I heard a flock of these in the woods. Can you ID it by the obscured photo?
And here is one final vacation sunset for you. This concludes the Port Townsend Vacation series!