Seabrook, Washington

We finally got the schedules of six adults, four children and three dogs coordinated to plan a week together on the Washington coast. Here’s the place we landed:

Seabrook

Seabrook is a planned community, only about ten years old. The houses are based on architectural styles found in seaside towns around the country.20140819-IMG_6865

Ocean Song was our cottage for the week.20140817-IMG_6814

A shot from the front porch around sunset as the fog begins to roll in.20140816-IMG_3791

And another photo of some found buoys on the carriage house wall.20140817-IMG_3793

A very dog-friendly place.

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Lewey, checking out the neighborhood, finds a hiding place in an old growth stump.

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The stairs down to the beach.

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Where the sea meets the land.

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Lewey’s happy place.

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Jennifer, Lewey, Forest, and Pearl.

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George and I using Google Maps to navigate through the fog.

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Are we lost?

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The hot tub came in handy after long walks on the beach.

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Sam working on a puzzle.

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Lewey helping with the puzzle.

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Dave and Griffin: like father, like son.

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Bubble guns were a big hit.

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Griffin.

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Penelope

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George, the grill master.

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No trip is complete without a couple of games of Mexican Train.

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A trip to the local seafood store yielded a few crabs for dinner.

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And the award for the slowest crab eater goes to…

Dave

Dave

An interesting phenomena was occurring while we were there. Thousands, maybe millions, of these small jellyfish-like creatures called Velella Velella were washing up on the shore.

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Not to be left out, some crabs decided to join the party.

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A side trip to the local museum to check out tsunami debris.

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And another day trip up to the Olympic National Park.

Lake Quinault Lodge

Lake Quinault Lodge

This is the rain gauge by the lodge in the previous photo. Last year’s total rainfall was 8 feet, 6 inches. the record: 15 feet.

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Griffin and Penelope decide to take a plunge in the lake while Alicia keeps a watchful eye.

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Nearby stands the world’s largest Sitka Spruce.

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58 feet 11 inches in circumference, 191 feet tall, and estimated to be about 1,000 years old.

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Well, that about wraps it up for the week…

Glad everybody had a good time. Thanks for not stepping on me while you were here.

Glad everybody had a good time. Thanks for not stepping on me while you were here.

 

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