The Salmon are running again at Point No Point! Grab your pole and gear and head on out. Point No Point LightHouse Park is a great place to fish from shore.
On the Summer Solstice this year Mother Nature gave us the most incredible whole day of gorgeous summer weather. The Port of Kingston Marina was fantastic with Mount Rainier shining in the background. Even the commuters unloading from the ferry were strolling, not hurrying.
This sign in this summer weather probably made golfers long to be on the golf course. That Kingston Rotary event must have done quite well with a large turnout. The White Horse Golf Club is beautiful and offers a free Edmonds/Kingston Golf Shuttle for golfers coming from the other side of Puget Sound. The Pro Shop is open seven days a week and you can reserve your tee times online.
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.