Taking my camera out and about the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

Museums, Galleries & LibrariesNative

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library

After nearly three years, the Jamestown S’Kallam Tribal Library reopened last weekend. While I didn’t have a chance to go to the grand opening ceremony, I did make it out later in the week. The award winning library is open to the public and specializes in materials by and about Native American Indians with a special focus on the people of the Pacific Northwest.

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Hicks Beach County Park

Once again, my wandering car, prompted by my usual "I wonder where that road goes," led me to an unexpected bonus. Heading down Hwy 104 toward the Hood Canal Bridge, I turned down Shine Road. And then I saw the sign -- Hicks Beach County Park. Well, I had to investigate.

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Fall on the way to Port Angeles

Headed for Port Angeles, and on a whim, turned down Strait View Drive, with Mom as my willing accomplice. I had intended to stop at the Morse Creek trailhead and walk along the Olympic Discovery Trail, but my curiosity got the better of me, so we drove through the neighborhood.

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Festivals & EventsShopping

Bird Quest 2023

With Bird Fest this weekend (which I sadly can’t attend), it’s time to play Bird Quest! This fun scavenger hunt-style game sent Mom and me zipping around Sequim to find 20 ceramic bird sculptures made by the Sequim High School art students, hidden in 20 local businesses.

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EntertainmentHistoric Landmarks

Rose Theatre

The Rose first opened in 1904 as a vaudeville house on Water Street before moving to its current location in 1907, where it transitioned into a nickelodeon. Soon it was playing silent films, “talkies” and finally, Technicolor flicks before closing in 1958.

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Pacific Mist Books

As much as I love my Kindle, there's something about holding a book in your hands that can't be mimicked by any e-reader. So it's no surprise that I love to haunt bookstores, especially during the dark and rainy winter and early spring season. Pacific Mist Books, an independent bookstore, is what every bookstore should be.

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House of Myths Carving Shed

It's hard to miss the more than 35 totem poles that grace the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's campus in Blyn, in Sequim, Port Angeles and even Port Townsend.  While not open to the public, I recently had the opportunity to tour the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's House of Myths Carving Shed, located in Jamestown, Washington. It's here that new totem poles are carved, and old ones are restored and refurbished.

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Mrs. Mallard visits Haller Fountain.
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Perfect Spring day to walk to the lighthouse. ...

Sequim wildlife ... deer and an orange tabby cat photobomb on the fence.
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Koi reflections
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Duck duck ... goose!
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What you lookin` at?
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Foggy morning over Sequim.
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Just some cormorants hanging out at the Kinston ferry dock. ...

The lights are on!
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Last bit of the Christmas lights going up. ❤️ to the Jamestown S`Kallam Tribe for the amazing display, that gets bigger every year. ...

Fall flair at @sunnyfarmscountrystore
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Autumn colors frame The Peace Through Trade Bell, commemorating the Washington Centennial in 1989. Written in English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Russian (the major Pacific Rim trading countries).
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