A couple of our friends have a nice waterside place on Hood Canal in Washington. To get there, we head north on I5 until we hit Olympia then head up 101 to Shelton then over to Belfair and down 106. We drove up Friday morning after breakfast and arrived in time to relax and sit on the deck overlooking the water.
We heard a plane overhead and saw this float plane going back and forth over the canal.
When the tide goes the boats on the docks are high and dry.
One of the neighbors has a beautiful sailboat out in the deeper part of the canal.
As the evening came on we had adult beverages and snacks.
They have a nice collection of seashells.
The next day we went up to the Theler wetlands nature preserve in nearby Belfair. We walk the three mile trails most every time we visit.
Our second night provided some drama. About 3:30PM a pickup truck towing a trailer roared down the local highway, lost control about 5 houses down the road and slammed into a power pole. We heard the screech and the BAM! We went out front to see what happened. I – along with plenty of others judging from the busy circuits – called 911. There was a fire that I think was brought under control fairly quickly. Two fire trucks; two medic trucks and plenty of police came down to help.
The power pole was sheared and was kept up by leaning on the truck that hit it. After the emergency was taken care of the local power company came out to replace the pole and transformer. We didn’t have electricity back until 10:30 at night. But no worries. good friends make for good times.
The nighttime view of the canal is beautiful.
Sunday morning after breakfast we packed up earlier than usual and headed home. We were a little concerned about the impact of southbound eclipse traffic. But we had no problems and made it home in just a little over our usual time.
We had a good time and look forward to being invited again.
A note on the photos. I used Sony Memories to transfer them from my camera to my IOS Camera Roll on my iPad. I then imported selected pictures in to Lightroom Mobile to make some adjustments, then exported them back to the IOS camera roll. And I can’t seem to get my banner photo to work in this post. And after moving them back and forth the adjustments don’t move. Definitely things to work on before our next road trip