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Milky Way

Photo of the Milky Way
Starry, starry night

As a break from fall color photos, here’s a shot of the milky way. Since low tide shifts to night time in the fall and winter, this was taken around 11:00 pm from the beach. I walked about a mile west from North Beach to get as far away from lights as one can around Port Townsend.

Happy Halloween.

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Late Night at North Beach

Photo of North Beach, Port Townsend
Low Tide at 10:30 pm at North Beach

Sometimes we get the strangest ideas. I wanted to walk North Beach at low tide. The problem with that is that it happened after 11:00 pm. Of course the tide drops well before it hits the lowest point and I was able to get out on the beach by 9:00. I ended up taking photos until close to 11:00 anyway. This view looks west towards Sequim and Port Angeles, which I believe are the glows in the distance.

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Waiting for a Port Townsend Sunset Photo

Awaiting the sunset

Sunday morning dawned rainy, windy and cold. Mid-afternoon the clouds blew out and the day turned lovely. Near sunset some clouds looked like they would move towards the western horizon, so I went down to North Beach to try for a sunset photo. As you can see, I was not the only one there hoping for a colorful sunset. However, by the time the sun actually disappeared almost all of the clouds had too. It was still nice to get out.

I guess the sky didn’t want to compete with the fireworks tonight. Happy Independence Day.