Saturday, September 29, 2012

Point Robinson

With a few hours to myself I took baby Miriam and myself on a morning weekday jaunt to Point Robinson State Park.

I wasn't utterly impressed. I guess when you live in the Isles of Shoals near the White Island lighthouse for several years in the summer you are spoiled by lighthouses.    But still, it was lovely; the warm slightly foggy weather, and low tide afforded me a lovely walk.  Oh and right at the point I ran into this seal, at first I thought it was a rock.  I kept my distance though. 

Friday, September 28, 2012


I grew up 10 miles from a small midwestern town. 

I thought I knew what it was like to see stars at night. 
Being only several miles from Seattle, Tacoma and all the inbetween I didn't expect such darkness.

Perhaps it is the near total lack of light because of the water (not much light pollution on the sound) or  because we had a "security" light growing up.

But the darkness here is different.
I am aware of the moon because of it.

So dark.
So so dark.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012