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.
Summer just would not be summer without some time spent boating on the salty waters of the puget sound. The kids really enjoy wave jumping, geting splashed, wet and wild while keeping cool.
Truth be told I have just as much fun as the kids!
After wave Jumping, we like to go check our crab pot and see if we caught any Dungeness crab. This time out we had around seven crab in the pot, and although I was being very careful not to get pinched, when I reached in I did not see the crab right under the one I was reaching for and it pinched me good. It drew first blood.
One of the things I loved to do when I was a kid, was clam jump. Clam jumping is where you jump on the sand around clams to try and make them squirt. If you have not done it, get off the computer and get outside and try it. It is a lot of fun. One time my son jumped and got squirted in the mouth. He still talks about that today.
Here is a video clip from our last Clam Jumping Event.
As you can see it is fun. If you are interested in Joining the International Clam Jumping Federation, leave a comment below.
1, 2, 3, Clam Jump!
The white splendor was upon us last week – good for some, not so good for others. But all-in-all if you have kiddos, (or cross country skis) it was fun! It was noted that a hot sledding location for winter frolicking is right nearby – Snow Horse! (local golf course in other seasons). It is a bowl so lots of fun and roller-coaster-like sledding. Not a far walk from Indianola on the trail that runs along the golf course and not quite as speedy as Killer Hill.
Speaking of Killer Hill – three locals had the eternally cool (and fast!) Radio Flyer metal railed sleds. The REAL DEAL! They flew down the hill – the kids were so impressed!
School was out, for many, so was work. So off we went to play in the frozen world. Power stayed on – hallelujah! Which made playing in the snow all the more fun with a chance to go inside, warm up and have some cocoa. We don’t get it too bad nor often – hope you all had a chance to play!