The year started out balmy, lulling us into thoughts of spring, then surprising us with sloppy wet snow.
Then came the endless days of rain and even the locals grew weary. Did we let that stop us? Nope. We managed a walk whenever we could including this one at Seattle’s Lincoln Park.
This time we started out at the Fauntleroy – Vashon Ferry Terminal and though I love a ferry boat ride – and have taken hundreds of them across Puget Sound – I’ve made the trip to Vashon Island only once. Honestly unless you live in the bedroom island community there’s not much to do over there.
Instead we took the paved trail along the Sound
and had glimpses of the Olympic Mountains through the clouds.
I looked for killer whales frolicking in the water – and though I’m always hopeful – I have yet to see them.
Near the end of the paved trail we headed up into the woods via a steep – but thankfully short – trail.
Once on top of the bluff we encountered this beggar –
who might have smelled the peanuts we were snacking on.
After we relented, the crows appeared and demanded their share,
so it was time to move on.
We quickened our pace as we passed giant trees clinging to the cliff, their roots exposed.
We were right to be cautious – they do come down.
Soon we were back where we started, refreshed after a two mile walk in the park and ready to head home for lunch.
Until next time,