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Pacific Northwest: Part IV (Dungeness Spit)

Posted by sila
Wednesday 15 August 2007 at 07:31 am.
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After our disappointing Hurricane Ridge outing, we had to recover so we opted for an early lunch. We were planning to have a big sushi-buffet feast for dinner, so if I recall correctly, my lunch consisted of clam chowder, a few of Vin's fries, and a slice of chocolate cake. A highly nutritional meal, no? ;-) But, lo and behold, after lunch, as we drove onwards, the sun came back out. We decided to risk stopping at Dungeness Spit.

Dungeness Signboard

Before you ask what this is, and if we expected expectorating when we were there, it's basically a long, narrow strip of land that sticks out the coastline in the shape of somebody hocking a loogie. It was pretty foggy though. Pretty much the best picture I could get of the Spit is this one, taken from the overlook by the parking lot.

Dungeness Spit
Vin and Vincent at the overlook

By the time we got down to the beach/spit area, this is what we saw:

Foggy sampai cannot see anything

We made the best of it and walked around a little bit. We decided not to walk too far. It is a 5-mile long hike all the way to the tip, where there is a lighthouse, so we decided since we can't even see anything, we shouldn't venture too far into the fog.

Vincent at Dungeness Spit
A beached little baby seal
Fantasy-esque Foggy View
Vin and Vincent checking out the Wildlife Refuge area
Vin made a rock sculpture!
Vin and Vincent with trees looming above
More trees

We decided to head for the ferry back to Edmonds (can anyone say "sushi buffet"?). We wanted to try and beat the traffic at the ferry terminal, it being a Friday afternoon and all. Before we go, one photostitching of the Dungeness Spit Harbour Wildlife Refuge. The protected part of the Spit is a wildlife refuge and visitors are not allowed to walk on that side so I stayed on our side and took this picture:

Dungeness Wildlife Refuge

I'll be back with more Pacific Northwest Adventures later!

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