Hood Canal

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.

Boats at the dock

Boats at the dock

Rising tide on Hood Canal

Rising tide on Hood Canal

We heard a plane overhead and saw this float plane going back and forth over the canal.

Float plane over Hood Canal

Float plane over Hood Canal

When the tide goes the boats on the docks are high and dry.

Low Tide at Hood Canal

Low Tide at Hood Canal

One of the neighbors has a beautiful sailboat out in the deeper part of the canal.

Sailboat at anchor at Hood Canal

Sailboat at anchor at Hood Canal

As the evening came on we had adult beverages and snacks.

Adult beverages were served

Adult beverages were served

Baby carrots: one of the hors d'oeuvres

Baby carrots: one of the hors d’oeuvres

They have a nice collection of seashells.

Sea shell collection

Sea shell collection

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.

View from the Theler Wetlands nature preserve in Belfair, Washington

View from the Theler Wetlands nature preserve in Belfair, Washington

View from the Theler Wetlands nature preserve in Belfair, Washington

View from the Theler Wetlands nature preserve in Belfair, Washington

Carla and friend at the wetlands nature preserve in Belfair Washington

Carla and friend at the wetlands nature preserve in Belfair Washington

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.

Late evening on Hood Canal

Late evening on Hood Canal

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

 

 

 

 

 

About howardwthompson

I'm a person who likes to travel, read, cook, and eat
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