Ron's Shots Rialto Beach 2010


A visit to Fort Worden, at Pt Townsend WA Mar 3, 2010<br />Fran stands on the western beach, overlooking Admiralty Inlet.A visit to Fort Worden, at Pt Townsend WA Mar 3, 2010<br />Patterns in the sand....A visit to Fort Worden, at Pt Townsend WA Mar 3, 2010<br />Point Wilson Light.... Views at Pt Townsend, WA Mar 3, 2010<br />The old ferry dock at Port Townsend.Views at Pt Townsend, WA Mar 3, 2010<br />The "new" ferry dock, looking south.Views at Pt Townsend, WA Mar 3, 2010Views at Pt Townsend, WA Mar 3, 2010<br />Ron Black, with the old ferry dock in the background. Views from Ediz Hook, Pt Angeles, WA Mar 3, 2010<br />A tanker is anchored in the harbor at Pt Angeles.Views from Ediz Hook, Pt Angeles, WA Mar 3, 2010<br />The Ediz Hook road passes through the paper mill next to the mainland shore.Views from Ediz Hook, Pt Angeles, WA Mar 3, 2010<br />Fran gets the view near the Coast Guard Station at the end of Ediz Hook.Views from Ediz Hook, Pt Angeles, WA Mar 3, 2010<br />Hurricane Ridge is hidden in clouds in the distance, behind Pt Angeles. Views from Ediz Hook, Pt Angeles, WA Mar 3, 2010<br />Large ships ply Admiralty Inlet.Crescent Lake, WA on our drive to Rialto Beach, near La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Waterfront homes along the north shore....Crescent Lake, WA on our drive to Rialto Beach, near La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Mossy trees are a common sight in this wet region.Mouth of the Quillayuute River at La Push, WA. Mar 4, 2010<br />Quillayute Indian Reservation is on the other side of the river. Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />James Island is near La Push in the distance. This is the trail head start of our day walk on Rialto beach 9:49 AM.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />The massive tree bases are all along the beach walk, some are very colorful.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Upside down tree remnant.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />The small stones are jewels..... Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />colorful logs make nice pictures...Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />colorful logs make nice pictures... (I composed this self portrait on a tripod using a delayed shutter, but almost cut off my head!)Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Imagine how dangerous these big logs are in a heavy surf!Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />The weathered tree ends were battered into feather-like textures. Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Fran stands beside a knobby log...Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />A bald eagle sat and watched me shoot some practice shots... he let me walk pretty close to his tree... but I need a longer lens to get larger images!Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />A bald eagle sat and watched me shoot some practice shots... he let me walk pretty close to his tree... but I need a longer lens to get larger images! Note the eagle flying away, just after I started to take this shot! My tripod had been set to capture him on the perch at left, but he flew away...Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Dahdala Island, near Hole in the Wall. Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Fran went ahead of me all morning, as I spent time taking pictures along the way.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Looking back at the distant starting point of our walk along Rialto Beach.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />A short distance beyond these "sea stacks" is the "Hole in the Wall" that marks the end of our northbound walk.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />A bald eagle sat and watched me shoot some practice shots... he let me walk pretty close to his tree... but I need a longer lens to get larger images! This is a second bird that landed near me during the morning walk. Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />This is the "Hole in the Wall" which is passable during low tides.<br />During high water, there is a steep trail over the saddle to the east.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Dahdala Island is the pointy one nearest "Hole in the Wall" where we turned around on our day walk at Rialto Beach. The flat topped Island is Cake Rock.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Tree life clings to the top of a sea stack.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />This is the "Hole in the Wall" which is passable during low tides.<br />During high water, there is a steep trail over the saddle to the east.<br />Fran marches on.... Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Hard to imagine how the tree survives on such a surface.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />This is the "Hole in the Wall" which is passable during low tides.<br />During high water, there is a steep trail over the saddle to the east.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />These colorful log scenes caught my eye!Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />"Worm wood" shows what happens in the sea. Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />These colorful log scenes caught my eye!Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Erosion on the hard rock in the foreground, plus the driftwood beyond, with hiker's tracks in the sand... all interesting textures.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />That's Fran on the saddle trail over the "Hole in the Wall"Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Grooves in the rock contain tidal animals.... Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />This is the "Hole in the Wall" which is passable during low tides.<br />During high water, there is a steep trail over the saddle to the east.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Cake Rock at left, Dahdala Island at the right.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />La Push buildings easily seen from "Hole in the Wall" distance.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />James Island, off La Push. Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />This is the "Hole in the Wall" which is passable during low tides.<br />During high water, there is a steep trail over the saddle to the east.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />We ate our lunch here, before returning to the south end of Rialto Beach.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />L-R: Cake Rock, Dahdala Island, and "Hole in the Wall" where we turned around to go back.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Always interesting sea stacks along the way. Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />The battered driftwood is polished and rounded by the surf.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />A good view of "Hole in the Wall" at Rialto Beach.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Close passage of a pair of sea stacks.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Hole in the Wall gets smaller as we head south. Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />A last view of Hole in the Wall....Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Ron & Fran paused along Rialto Beach.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Fran took many pictures along the hike too!Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />The blunt end of this log was furry and soft after being bumped along in the surf. Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Strange shapes of tree bases make interesting pictures.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />James Island next to La Push.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />The knobby log....Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Well worn tree base..... Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Foam was found often in the aftermath of large waves and strong wind.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />Fran grabs some foam....Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />This is the trail head where we started the hike this morning at 9:49 am - <br />ended at 1:22 pm.Scenes along Rialto Beach, north of La Push, WA Mar 4, 2010<br />The trail head of the Railto Beach hike has pretty views of James Island.

These images were taken with my Canon 40D DSLR.


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