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Dungeness Spit

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Great Blue Heron

2018-09-20.Dungeness Spit

It was a cloudy day today so we went to the Dungeness Spit Recreation Area. The "Spit" is a 5-6 mile long sand bar that curves in a big arc from the coast near Dungeness, Washington into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. From high atop the Olympic Mountains, you could clearly see the Spit's curvature with its iconic lighthouse at the end. Since the Spit area is a National Wildlife Refuge, we couldn't take Roadie and it was too warm to leave him in the car so we walked the trails of the Recreation Area instead, high above the waves of the ocean. We also visited the town of Dungeness but there were not restaurants where we could get the famous Dungeness crabs. We did walk through the local park and counted at least 8 great blue herons perched on the beach driftwood. Along the shore and in the water were hundreds of sea birds, including gulls and as yet unidentified sea ducks and birds. Beautiful golden flowers were blooming and beach heather scented the air. Another nice dinner at a local Italian restaurant, Tesoro, with Graham and Carin and the day was over. Nice day.

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