Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pleasures of the Harbor

The canoes landed on Monday, while we were gone. First landing I've missed since I began working for the Tribe. Not so many canoes this time, only the ones from the outer coast, as everyone from inside the Salish Sea is heading straight down the inside waters to Squaxin Island. Elwha is always a two night layover, a rest day for the pullers, so there the canoes were on Tuesday afternoon, right on the downtown waterfront: the tribes' annual reminder to the City that this harbor (and indeed this whole Olympic Peninsula) quite recently was theirs.

The ferry came in while I was sitting on a log talking to some Dutch tourists. Later I paid a visit to the log ship presently loading at the T-pier, the POS Jade.

Paddle to Squaxin Island Stops Over in Port Angeles, July 17, 2012 (Click for larger image.)
It's a Tufted Puffin, Absolutely It Is (Click for larger image.)

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