Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sequalitchew Beach, DuPont, WA (our trip con't)

continued from yesterday's post. . . 

This past Saturday our family went to Sequalitchew Beach in DuPont, Washington, at low tide. We had a wonderful time! First we parked in the DuPont Civic Center parking lot at 1700 Civic Drive, DuPont, WA 98327. Then we looked for the trail marker for the Sequalitchew Creek Trail and walked down to the beach. It took us about 45 minutes to walk down there. You can get down to the beach faster, but we paused to look at things, such as plants and damselflies, along the way and to take pictures.

At the end of the trail, to get to the beach, you walk through a short tunnel which runs under the railroad, and then wow, what a gorgeous view awaits!



Anderson Island with the Olympic Mountains in the distance
picture taken by my 10-year-old daughter
Sequalitchew Beach with Anderson Island across the water
picture taken by my 10-year-old daughter

Panorama of Sequalitchew Beach
(click to view larger picture)
One of the things I really wanted to do on our trip was to walk out to the old cement boat I had heard about from another mom at homeschool co-op.  Looking around we spotted it far across the beach to the south (you can see it in both the picture above and the one below).  The beach was a little uncomfortable at times to walk on due to being rocky, wet part of the time, and rather slanted much of the time, but it wasn't too bad.  We looked at things along the way such as we saw a blue heron, a little crab, and some pretty flowers.  It took us about half an hour to reach the beginning of the sand jetty.

The above picture was taken shortly
after we stepped onto the beach.
See the cement boat in the distance?
picture taken by my 12-year-old son

A little crab!
picture taken by my 10-year-old daughter

Flowers on the beach
picture taken by my 12-year-old son


Where we were after about 20 minutes of walking on the beach

The beach was quite wet part of the way!
picture taken by my 12-year-old son
Where we were at almost 40 minutes of walking on the beach (with
stops along the way); we had just about reached the sand jetty.
to be continued. . .

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