A Lovely Day

July 28, 2019 – This day could not have been better. A sunny 12-mile paddle, a nap, a ferry ride, and a sweet campsite right next to the water. I am now just near the Strait of San Juan de Fuca and can begin to paddle its southern shore. Tomorrow the plan is to cover about 22 miles of the eastern end. All is well.

Black sand dollars. Thousands of them in swaths along the shore.
Waiting to get on the ferry to Pt. Townsend. That’s a NDK Romany on the left.
I so could have paddled this crossing today.
The trusty Salish took me, gear, and BABS safely to Pt. Townsend.
Sequim Bay State Park. We are right next to the water.

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kyleenaustin

I am passionate about outdoor exploration. In the recent years I have discovered how much more I can experience from a kayak. I am a professional musician and own a dairy where we produce raw milk, butter and cheeses. My son tells me I have "too much on my plate". He is correct, but I wouldn't live life any other way.

2 thoughts on “A Lovely Day

  1. My understanding of black sand dollars is that when they are alive they are black. They have thousands of those black barbs or tentacles through which they feed on ?? We see them like that in Netarts bay as we wade on shore at low tide to hunt for little necks and other clams. Marine life is so fascinating and so is your adventure! Happy paddling.

    1. That’s interesting to learn, Manu, about them only being black when alive. I saw a few that had been eaten higher up on shore and they were more of a dull dark gray. Thanks and happy adventure to you too!

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