Tuesday, June 15, 2021

An Unexpected Adventure

 A couple weekends ago we drove up to Anacortes, about 90 minutes from us to go to a memorial for a friend we hadn't seen in years. There were a lot of old friends there, it's always good to see everyone but so sad that it has to be under those circumstances.

While we were there a friend told us about the Washington Park Loop. It's a 2 mile road that goes along the waterfront and it was just a few miles from where we were. There's camping and picnic tables and then this single lane, one-way road.


Then there'd be a small parking spot nestled between the trees and bushes just big enough for one car. I got out on one of them and after stepping over a fallen tree and walking down a tiny dirt path I came across this huge overlook!

The wind was just howling but the views were so pretty! I was out there so long that by the time I got back to the car my ears were sore! Have you ever had that, where the wind makes your ears so cold, that they almost hurt on the inside?

Back in the car and we continue driving. I couldn't get over how pretty the scenery was.


Then we pull up to another open area and of course I hop out, phone in hand. I walked across some flat rocky areas to another incredible view.


I'm so glad our friends recommended this place. On our way out, we spotted two deer! It's a little hard to see them in the tall grass but as we pulled away one of them lifted it's head and looked right at us. "See ya next time!"


onceuponatimehappilyeverafter.com said...

My goodness was a gorgeous spot. That water is incredibly blue. I so miss trees...and realize it more the older I get. El Paso has its own beauty but we don't have a lot of trees!! My favorite shot was the 10th one - I went back to count them. Love the tall, slender trees, the water, the ferns in the foreground and the mountain in the background. Great shot!! And to finish the adventure with deer sightings...sounds like a perfect day.

betty said...

So pretty with all the pictures you shared! What a gorgeous place to spend some time at!


Rebecca Jo said...

Nature is just amazing to take in & just sit in its beauty

Terri D said...

What a great adventure it was!! Such beauty you would have missed had your friend not mentioned it!! Thanks for sharing the views with us!! Gorgeous! xo

Billie Jo said...

So glad you got to see it, and that you shared it with us. Have a cozy evening!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Wow! that was certainly worth the ride! So glad you stopped and took in all the beauty, and then took the time to share it with us. Really gorgeous. Sometimes it is good to get off the beaten path and take a side trip to discover what gifts God had waiting for you. Lovely lovely. Have a wonderful day. And very sorry about your friend, but glad you were able to connect with others. Sometimes we just need to do that.

ellen b. said...

Well what a beautiful discovery you enjoyed. Love the road and the views you got to see.

Latane Barton said...

What beautiful scenery! happy you shared your find with all of us.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sorry about the friend that you lost. ((Hugs))

Wow, how beautiful, the photos are breathtaking.