In response to this week’s Sunday Still’s photo challenge I went looking for textures and found them on the shores of Puget Sound.
Bob wanted to practice fishing – fly fishermen are always testing new equipment and techniques – while I would wander and take pictures. So we visited Saltwater State Park and Dash Point, which like many other parks on Puget Sound, have forests that almost reach to the shore, views of the Olympic Mountains, and nice paths for walking.
The first beach was strewn about with drift logs – which worked nicely for textures I thought – but not so good for fishing.
We moved on and I found nice views of the Sound through beach grass,
with the Olympics behind, wearing fresh snow.
Bob found a better spot to fish – until the wind picked up.
We’d come back another day.
I love Puget Sound.
An inlet of the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound stretches from the Straight of Juan de Fuca in the north to Olympia 100 miles south, the second largest estuary in the United States. I grew up exploring its waterways, glacier-carved channels and basins, and the many parks that line its shores. Indeed it has become a rich texture to the backdrop of my life.