Archive for the ‘Salish Sea’ Category

My Section of Beach

With the tides just right at Brackett’s Beach in Edmonds, a couple of pieces of driftwood form an isolated tidepool. And right there, a local sea gull is seen watching over her newly formed “lake”. It’s her section of beach, of course. Sadly for her, there were no critters to be found there today. Photo: […]

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More Tokitae

More Tokitae today? Why not! You can never have enough pictures of ferries. More cowbell? Sure! But more Tokitae too. Photo: Taken from the M/V Kittitas on the Mukilteo-to-Whidbey Island ferry route on 30 June 2014.

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M/V Tokitae

I am fond of watching and riding ferry boats. So when the opportunity to ride the new ferry on it’s first day of service arose, I couldn’t pass up the chance. The newest ferry is the M/V Tokitae, which is a Coast Salish greeting meaning “nice day, pretty colors.” Indeed, the new vessel is a […]

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Ferry Arriving in Edmonds

Come on over! Pull up a bench and relax for a while while you watch the Washington State Ferry M/V Walla Walla arrive in Edmonds from across Puget Sound and Kingston. I would suggest bringing along a cup of clam chowder for a day like this. Photo: Taken at Olympic Beach in Edmonds on 10 […]

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End of a Day of Fishing

A boat is coming back into the Port of Edmonds Marina as the sun sets through the clouds. That’s quite a few fishing poles you have there! The Olympic Mountains can be seen poking their heads out through the clouds. Photo: Taken in Edmonds on 10 October 2014.

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High Tide in Edmonds

An early day in November means that the weather is still fine in Edmonds. The tide was quite high on this day at Brackett’s Landing Park, and there were many local scuba divers taking advantage of the nice weather. I’m starting to think that every day is “An Edmonds kind of day.” Photo: Taken at […]

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Everett and Mount Baker

An early Summer photo of Mount Baker is seen here from Puget Sound. The occasion was the first day of service for the new Washington State ferry M/V Tokitae. The Everett Waterfront in in the foreground, including the Everett Naval Base, home of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, seen here. Photo: Taken from Puget Sound […]

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Ferries Passing in the Fog

I guess something just intrigued me about all of the foggy days we had recently. One of those things might have been the constant sound of ship’s horns that have been echoing off of our hillside lately. So I went down to see them at water level. Here, the ferry M/V Spokane (on the right) […]

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Starfish in the Water

Some days, to find interesting wildlife, you only have to look down. One recent day, just next to the Public Fishing Pier near the Port of Edmonds, the water was clear enough to see quite a few critters. There were crabs, fish, jellyfish, and quite a few starfish. One of which was moving. This one […]

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Splashing Cormorant

Out at the Public Fishing Pier in Edmonds, on a particularly foggy Autumn day, there were a flock of cormorants flying around, then landing in the water. Well, there were quite a few other birds there, too. But this is the bird that I captured a photo of as it was coming up out of […]

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