Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Unfinished Hike...Dungeness Spit, Sequim WA

Jul 2 2011

 Aerial view of Dungeness Spit


We decided to go to Dungeness Spit in Sequim right after Poppy left for Montana. The weather was great that day and it would be such a shame if we were to just stay at home. It was about an hour plus to drive there so it wasn't that far considering it was an impromptu decision. 

The spit is a 5.5 miles very narrow long sand pit (eleven miles round trip). It is the longest natural sand pit in the world.

At the end of the spit is a lighthouse. But since it's quite a hike to walk the 11 miles round trip to the lighthouse, there's certainly a need for some kind of planning especially if children were to be involved. There are no restroom facilities or drinking water. Plus everybody needs to be off the spit by dusk. We didn't finish our hike. The kids were tired after the 2nd mile. I personally would like to go back to finish the hike and to visit the lighthouse.

Taking turns to use binoculars to see the view of the spit

 Oh look a squirrel!

On the way back, we stopped at one of the few scenic view stops and saw this breathtaking sight.

These are views taken from the car somewhere in Sequim


Hopefully we will be back for this!

1 comment:

  1. Such beautiful pics! I can imagine it was a beautiful hike... I'm sure you will love the 'all the way hike' to the lighthouse! Thanks so much for sharing the pics :)