Port Townsend Ferry to Whidbey Island

Lavender Wind Farm on Whidbey Island, Washington State

I drove from La Push beach to Port Townsend and took the ferry to Whidbey Island. I wanted to photograph the lavender fields and eagles on Whidbey. The Deception Pass Bridge is also a spectacular sight. I will post more photos from Whidbey.

Lady bug on lavender, Whidbey Island, Washington State

The Deception Pass Bridge, built in 1935, Washington State on Highway 20 on Whidbey Island

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Ruby Beach, Olympic Peninsula, Washington State

Sunset on Ruby Beach, Olympic Peninsula, Washington State

Ruby Beach is one of my favorite beaches and is easily accessible from Highway 101. I spent two nights in the area taking sunrise, sunset and Milky Way photographs. The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and three national wildlife refuges provide sanctuary for the marine life in this area. I’m sure that’s why the marine life is so healthy and abundant. The seastars and anemones looked much healthier at low tide on Ruby Beach than they did on Bandon Beach in Oregon.

Sunset on Ruby Beach, Olympic Peninsula, Washington State

I had been to Ruby Beach one time before but I didn’t time it right with the tides that time. This time I was better prepared and arrived at low tide for sunset and then low tide in the morning. I put on my muck boots and walked around looking at the colorful and plentiful tide pools. This is a fantastic beach at low time. I will post more photos of the intertidal pool creatures as I get things edited and sorted.

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Olympic Peninsula, Washington State

The Milky Way and meteors over Kalaloch Beach, Olympic Peninsula, Washington State

I stayed out all night near the beach to get this shot of the Milky Way. I scouted locations all day and finally came up with this one. I took about six shots then clouds rolled in. I saw Northern Lights for a while until the clouds obscured them. It was still a beautiful night on the Pacific Ocean.

Hiking path in the Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Olympic Peninsula, Washington State

I love hiking in the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park. I found a pretty secluded trail and hiked down with my camera and tripod. I love the feel of the rainforest. I will post more photographs as I finish editing.

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