In the meantime, let us have some outtakes from Monday's outing. My intrepid companion and I had plans. Oh, yes. I'd pick him up, and we'd have some lunch, and then watch a fuck of a lot of Castle. But the weather didn't cooperate. No, instead of peeing down rain, or being cloudy and cold, it decided to be all sunny and sweet. We ended up attempting a visit to Dash Point State Park.
It was closed.
So we drove up the shoreline, and ended up at Discovery Park instead. Been meaning to get there since getting the new camera, after all, and when you want a spot o' hiking and a bit o' beach with perhaps a lighthouse and a view of the Olympics, there's no better place to go:
|West Point Lighthouse and the Olympic Mountains, Discovery Park|
Just check out this shot of the Sound if you doubt:
In fact, there was enough sunshine to shine through a shell:
|Olympics Demonstrating Physics of Wet Air Masses and Mountains|
|Sneak Peek of the Lighthouse Interior|
But who needs the interior of a lighthouse when you've got riprap? Quite a few interesting rocks piled up around the point, mostly the usual piles of basaltic andesite and other local volcanics, but every once in a while, you'll run into a very nice boulder of gneiss:
Eventually turned my attention away from the pretty rocks and noticed the sun silhouetting the lighthouse a bit:
|Fishing Trawler aka Buffet|
Unfortunately, we couldn't linger. The sun sank:
|Sundown and Lighthouse|
That's it. Very probably the last adventure of the summer season. But I've got more than enough photos left from the summer's outings to hold us through the dark, cold gloom. In the cantina, summer never really ends. We'll just crank up the heat and use our imaginations.