Seattle & the Olympic Peninsula

My lovely and talented wife, Melinda Tidwell, recently traveled to Seattle to work with the great Carla Sonheim ( to film a series of online collage/composition workshops. I took the opportunity to wander around up there and here are some photographs from those rambles.

This is the ferry to Southworth on the first morning. It was delightfully (for a Santa Fean) overcast and rainy as we headed west to the Olympic Peninsula)
This is the view from near Union, Washington looking over the Hood Canal towards the mountains.
This is overlooking Lake Cushman above Hoodsport, Washington.
Looking back towards Seattle from the 6:10am ferry to Bainbridge Island.
The beautiful Lake Crescent.
Elwha River at the entrance to Olympic National Park, which unfortunately had the road closed this day.
Ruby Beach, on the Pacific. Time to turn around.
Looking south along the shore.
Next morning I headed out to the southern entrance to Olympic National Park at Staircase on the Skokomish River.
This is a wildly beautiful place, and of course I didn’t encounter a soul.
DSC07848 Panorama
Some of the amazing staircase rapids on the Skokomish River.
End of the day on the Skokomish River, near where it enters Hood Canal.
Looking back towards the mountains as I head to the ferry.
An Edward Hopper moment on the ferry.
The night skyline of Seattle as the ferry approaches.

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