Fort Worden State Park Part 2

Warning: a picture heavy post!

I am continuing with the visit to Fort Worden State Park.

Fort Worden State Park

The above is a photo of what used to be the Commanding Officer’s quarters.  It now houses a museum.

The following is a sampling of what is in the museum.  (Taking pictures is allowed as long as no flash is used.)

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

*Clicking on any photo will give an enlarged view.

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Worden State Park

The pictures shown in yesterday’s post were taken at Fort Worden State Park located near Port Townsend.

It is a wonderful historic place to visit.

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden was an active US Army base from 1902 to 1953.  It was named in honor of U.S. Naval Rear Admiral John Lorimer Worden.

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden was built as a strategic defense for Puget Sound.

Fort Worden State Park

There is hiking, camping, picnic, day use and more to experience.

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Lucky me.  I’ve caught a head cold.  I am too tired to show more.  I do have some photos from the museum at the Commanding Officer’s home.  I’ll try to post those soon.

Fort Worden State Park

 

 

Beach Walk

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient.

One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden State Park

 

 

Owen Beach

While there is enough at Owen Beach to explore, and keep one happy all day, we chose to take an early promenade along the beach.

It was calm, and very pleasant; a great morning!

Owen Beach

This little fella was also taking his morning walk.  I love his coloring!  I moved him off to the side so that he wouldn’t be trampled by an unobservant walker.

Owen Beach

It was fun to see this plant growing from an old piling out in the water.

Owen Beach

Owen Beach

Aren’t jellyfish one of the most fascinating of God’s creations?  Yes, this one is alive and well.

Vacation

I have a vacation!  Yippeeeeee!

Hubby and I packed up the bags and headed west.  We are enjoying a visit with Son and Fam.

I thought you might like to see where we spent our Sunday together.

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier has always been a favorite family destination.  We love it!

Mt. Rainier

The anenomes have gone to seed; they are as much fun to blow as dandelion seeds.

Anemone Seed

A last peek from White River:

Mt. Rainier

 

Aunt Sukey Spins Off is in the Making

I’ve had precious little time for anything but the day job.  Never the less, I am spending that precious little time in the sewing studio.

I am working on Aunt Sukey Spins Off…my entry in SewCalGal’s Red and White Quilt Challenge.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

I had better lighting for this second picture.

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

I’m lovin’ the Island Batik fabrics that I am using!  Thank you Island Batik!

Columbia River Time

Hubby and I had time together!  We chose to ignore the chores, pack up the canoe and head for the river.

It was a great choice!

Columbia River Canoe

Could it be any calmer?

Columbia River Canoe

I put the paddle down, and simply drank it all in.  It felt great to relax in the sunshine!

Columbia River Canoe

A Great Blue Heron was fishing on the sandbar. 

Great Blue Heron

Why did I leave the big camera home???

Great Blue Heron

 Roll On, Columbia, Roll On