Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cape Flattery

The northwestern tip of the continental United States is this rocky headland, looking out at the Tatoosh Island Lighthouse and across the entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca (and therefore to Puget Sound, the Georgia Basin, and the entire Salish Sea). That's Vancouver Island in the distance.

It's a long drive from Seattle, but not out of reach for a one day trip, which is how D and I ended up here last Saturday afternoon. The trail out to the overlook is easy and the weather was wonderful - although I suspect we were very lucky. There was a strong, cold north wind during the crossing from Edmonds in the morning, but the drive out along the Strait was calm and pleasant.

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