New Spot

After our nearly traumatic experience with the dogs on the beach in Port Townsend, we were ready to move. Out to Marrowstone Island we drove where we made Smitty’s our new spot. Staying here gave us time to spend more time exploring this out-of-the-way area, like Fort Flagler State Park.


We roamed the quiet beaches while the tide was out…


…where I took a gazillion photos of the cool stuff normally hidden by the surf…


…but remembering to look up, where on the top of a tree along the cliffside…


…sat this majestic Bald Eagle!


On the water we spotted a slew of ducks. As best as I can determine, this is a female Harlequin:

A walk down this dock…


…gave us a better view of  the kinds of things you just can’t see from the beach, like this cool jellyfish:


This wasn’t just a new spot, it was a gorgeous spot. But September was gone, and it was time to move south of the Olympic Peninsula before even more leaves turned or (heaven forbid!) snow fell.


About Ellen

Fiction writer and photographer, I travel the country with my sweetheart of a husband as a "full-time RVer."
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1 Response to New Spot

  1. Such great birdwatching opportunities. My life list is stuck at 400+- (the plus-minus reflects the changed designation of some species into the same bird). My wife is from N. CA and flies out to visit family about twice a year. We keep threatening to drive out one year in our small RV (a Rialto, like a big van). I’m sure I could add several species to my list!
    Ellen, check out our new blog at — it would be great if you would follow the blog and guest post sometime. Take a look and see what you think. We need followers!
    HAPPY TRAILS, you two! –Michael

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