Day along the strait - Amy Schmitz

Not an island, just an illusion from Mikey's panorama.

Day along the strait

March 5, 2017

Yikes! I haven't shared anything on The Winnelspot in two months! 

We've been painting, updating faucets, shopping for furniture, and all that good new-house stuff. But not this weekend! Mikey and I didn't have anything we really wanted to do around the house (and we wanted a break from it), so we decided to take a day trip.

As with most of our travel, we made loose plans and deviated along the way. Yesterday morning we figured we'd head for Cape Flattery, the most northwest point of the lower 48.

After a little lunch in Poulsbo, we stopped at Nourish Sequim for dessert. I've seen a lot about farm-to-table restaurants, and they all look so lovely. But with my food allergies and being vegetarian, I figured I wouldn't encounter too many I could eat at. But this place is all gluten- and soy-free. We got two desserts that were dairy-free, so we could both enjoy! Yum. We'll definitely return for a full meal.

We woke up early enough that we could have made it to Cape Flattery with some daylight to spare, but we stopped at Pillar Point County Park along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.


The wind was strong, and temperatures were in the low- to mid-40s. Although the day started sunny, the clouds covered the skies by the afternoon. 

Winston seemed not to notice any chill and happily explored the water and rocks.

We spent about a half-hour exploring the shoreline. Here's a photo purge: 

Mikey has an eye for weird trees and balancing rocks. Per his request, I shot these.

Lots of these snails. They remind me of my Astrea snails with different colors, but some were shorter.

View of Olympic National Park from state Highway 112 on our way home.

I received my renewal email from SmugMug today. I guess that means happy anniversary to The Winnelspot! Or am I supposed to wait to celebrate until the date of my first post?

Also, I'm going to try really, really hard to take photos of the house this week. Of course, I'd like the weather to cooperate, so I have good lighting and can take outside photos. Plus, I need to get my résumé out because I got my Washington license! We'll see how it goes, but I hope to have a new-house post soon!


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