Did I mention it was cold! There was snow like frost on the roof across the street!
After a cup of coffee, some delicious leftover Thanksgiving stuffing and eggs, off we went! Just Milli and me - we were on our way to the Olympic Peninsula. The goal was to hike. I put two destination on our agenda - we were gonna visit the Dungeness Spit and Railroad Bridge Park.
Since Chad and I moved up here, people have been telling us to visit the Dungeness Spit. Its the longest naturally occurring Spit in the US at 5 miles long. I read on one of the interpretive signs that the spit is actually growing around 19 inches a year. At the end of the five mile long hike, over rocks and drift wood and birds nests, there is a lighthouse.
There is the slightest white dot in between the two pointy foreground trees... thats the lighthouse...
The first half of the dog friendly trail - it was so pretty.
The second half... along the water with the spit in the background.
The beginning of the Spit. aka, as far as I walked down it...
After my little hike, we got back on the road and went to the Railroad Bridge Park. This place was cool. The park is centered around an old railroad bridge (duh) - that was built long ago to allow trains to cross the Dungeness River for a railway between Port Townsend and Port Angeles.
The park is small and it includes the Dungeness River Audubon Center, a small picnic area and a mile or so long trail. The old bridge is beautiful. The river below is even prettier. Luckily, the hike was short cause Milli and I were tired.
Milli and I finished the day up with a cup of coffee (for me, water for her) and a nice drive home.
Looks like the perfect end to a perfect day, to me :)