In between pickleball matches (made all the more fun because the court at Evergreen Coho SKP (Chimicum, WA) is on a little bit of a slant, doesn’t have a fence around it, and seems to be right where the wind blows), we ventured out to familiar places where new experiences awaited…
…like this walk along the beach in Port Townsend, WA, one of our favorite spots in the area…
…where someone had built some beach huts out of logs and driftwood:
But where the big attraction, at least on this day, was this baby seal:
It didn’t look alive at first, but when it wriggled a little farther away from the water’s edge we sighed and smiled and were glad it was okay. A taped off perimeter and warning signs explained why it’s important for us humans (and those dogs so many humans are owned by) stay at least 100 yards away. This pup would be rejoined by its mother when she was ready, providing people weren’t around. We took some photos, wished it well, and went on our way.
Overhead this female Northern Harrier soared, in the hunt for a seafood supper.
If you’re in the same spot more than once and think you always see the same things, you aren’t really paying attention.