Dungeness Scenery

Even without wildlife, Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge would a remarkable place. Looking eastward as you first walk the beach toward the lighthouse, Mount Baker rises above the Cascades in the distance.

Mt. Baker

To the south, across the lagoon, the Olympics seem perhaps even more impressive, though in reality they’re not nearly as high as Mount Baker.

Olympics from Dungeness Spit

I’ve always been fascinated by the sound of ocean waves lapping the shore while I scan the horizon for birds and animals. Although I’ve only seen harbor seals here before, on this visit we were greeted by the much larger Sea Lion.

Sea Lion

I find the abstract beauty driftwood pieces like this irresistible.

Driftwood Trunk

Though we generally don’t make it the full five and half miles to the lighthouse, seeing the towering Olympics on the walk back helps me forget how leg-weary I always get walking on uneven rocks and loose sand


Olympics from Dungeness Spit

5 thoughts on “Dungeness Scenery”

  1. I thought for a moment that you had come over here and were in Kent Loren – we have a wonderful wildlife area there called Dungeness. Lovely photographs.

    1. It’s a large area so you “feel” alone, but judging from the number of cars in the parking lot it is anything but “deserted,” Rudi.

  2. Just caught up with your last couple of months’ worth of posts – have been neglecting the Blog world (too much Facebook, must cut that out). As always, your pictures of nature, flowers and birds are amazing. Also saw your poem about COPD – sending healing thoughts. I’m sure the exercise and other efforts you are making will keep you healthy for a long time. You are probably in better shape than I am, that is for sure! 🙂

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