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Golden Retriever Beach

The beach, the dog, light, photography and God

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.

Golden Retriever enjoying the beach
The Dog and the Beach

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Spotlight on Our Photo Contest Winners

Mary dockThank you to all our photography contest entrants. Below find out more about the winners. 

Mary Saurdiff

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.

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A Day Trip From Kitsap County – Hurricane Ridge


Want to experience some snowy weather? Well that’s not far from Kitsap County. Just head over to the Olympic Peninsula and go to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park just outside of Port Angeles. The recent winter weather has left a fantastic snow pack in the  Olympic Mountains which makes for great winter recreating. You can indulge in snow shoeing, cross country skiing, ski lessons, sledding, and snow boarding at Hurricane Ridge.

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January 2012 – Winter in Kitsap County

January’s snow storm provided a wonderful sledding hill on the road going to the Jefferson Beach Fishing Pier near Kingston Wa.  The sledders were flying down as soon as the road became packed enough for the sleds. Since the road curves and is a good distance from start to finish it was an exhilarating experience for sledders of all ages including moms, dads, kids, and even grandpas. Approximately 6 inches of snow was received in a day long burst of winter weather making a winter wonder land for everyone to enjoy. People seemed to be out all day taking walks, sledding, visiting neighbors, and sharing food. Chili, fresh baked corn bread and hot chocolate were enjoyed in our neighborhood, especially by the youngsters who worked up enormous appetites dragging their sleds up the hills. Our local children slept especially well that night.

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Winter Weather at Jefferson Beach, Kingston WA


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!!