The beach offers many opportunities for the dog and the photographer to play… As dog the water and sand provide an interesting landscape full of sights, sounds and scents.
I am married, have two grown children and five grandchildren. I have lived in Kitsap County for most of my life. I am a photographer and watercolor artist. About ten years ago, I started getting serious about photography, and started selling photo cards in the local stores and to friends. Living in Kitsap County gives me ample opportunity for photography subjects.
The American Legion Park of Poulsbo Wa is located just off Front Street. It can also be accessed at the north end of the Boardwalk at the Liberty Bay Park on the waterfront.
This is a shot of the boardwalk connecting the two parks. It is a very safe boardwalk and perfectly maintained for accommodating baby strollers, toddlers, walkers of all ages, and even bicycles (except for the overcrowding factor).
Here is the dock at Jefferson Beach outside of Kingston WA during a winter day. It is true the sky was blue and it was a gorgeous day, but what doesn’t show in the photo is how incredibly cold it was that day. Clear and cold. The wind was howling which made the very high tide even more dangerous and wild.
This fishing pier is a very popular salmon fishing spot in the fall. It can be virtually lined with fishermen and young boys doing some crabbing.
This photo shows how high the tide was — all the way up to the steps going out on the pier.
The tide was so high it covered most of the boat launch and tossed up large logs.
This photo demonstrates the powerful waves as it was tossing large logs like toothpicks. Bainbridge Island is in view in the distance. The tide is normally low enough on this side of the beach to walk all the way to Indianola Wa. A great walk completed by a stop at the wonderful Indianola store.
The wind was blowing so strongly that this local Jefferson Beach standard poodle was barely able to walk toward the beach. Mother Nature was giving her a brushing!!
While visiting friends on Apple Tree Point on one of those hot summer days, we took this photo looking across the sound to Whidbey Island. Since we live in such a dynamic area it is important to get out and enjoy our beaches and water recreation. This particular part of Puget Sound offers a fantastic view of the shipping lanes which includes, at about 5 pm daily, the cruise ships passing by on their way to Alaska. What with all the clamming, drift wood and shell gathering, fishing, walking in the sand, and wading in the water – well, what a wonderful summer we have had this year in Puget Sound.