There is only one stream on the upper Quimper Peninsula that runs year round, Chimacum Creek. It is used by chum salmon for spawning and has seen quite a bit of habitat restoration. Here it flows through a tidal flat where it meets Port Townsend Bay in Irondale.
This area used to be a storage dump for logging operations. Now it is a county park.
It’s just starting to get light in the morning and these women are headed out to practice their rowing. As you would expect in a seaside town with an active population and a protected bay, it’s pretty common to see rowing sculls like this on the water.
A Kinetic sculpture race is an organized contest of human-powered amphibious all-terrain works of art. The original event, the Kinetic Grand Championship in Humboldt County, California, is also called the “Triathlon of the Art World” because art and engineering are combined with physical endurance during a three day cross country race that includes sand, mud, pavement, a bay crossing, a river crossing and major hills.