Hope everyone is enjoying the warm days of spring we’re starting to have! This is a great season for exploring the many tide pools and beaches we have on the peninsula. This specimen was seen on Ediz Hook at low tide. Have fun and respect the posted rules for the area you’re exploring!
Here is some tide pool etiquette shared by the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary :
•Bring a bag with you on every beach outing to pick up any paper, glass, metal or plastic trash that you find.
•Find footholds on bare rock-they're not as slippery and you'll avoid stepping on the animals and plants that cling to these surfaces.
•If you want to peek under a rock, put it back the way it was when you're done. Leaving a rock "belly-up" is an almost sure way to kill any animals that were living on its underside - not to mention those that dwell on its upper side.
•Always obey fish and game laws with respect to seasons, bag limits and sexes of animals taken for food. Intertidal animals should not be collected for bait.
•Refrain from building driftwood campfires, which can smolder beneath the sand for many weeks.
•Rough or excessive handling hurts animals. Never force an animal off its spot, you may tear off its feet, or squeeze its organs.
•Apply the "touch test"-an animal that resists being removed will cling more tightly-respect what the animal tells you with its "body language".
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I'm going to take a break from posting photos of the high desert in Oregon as I have been exploring elsewhere and I have been dying to share some of those pics. My favourite environment to be in is a forest and especially one that has creeks and waterfalls. Thankfully Oregon has hundreds of those and I want to live in them all.
I have never done long exposure shots before so I was super excited until I hiked 3 miles in and realised I forgot my ND filters 😔 Then I remembered that Sony has an in camera app to simulate the effects of a long exposure giving the water that silky smooth and dreamy look. I think it worked out pretty good... 📷 Sony A5100
Took this while we were anchored just outside Haines. I was up on the bridge standing “anchor watch” which consists of taking radar fixes every 15 minutes to ensure we aren’t dragging anchor as well as recoding weather, watching for other vessels, monitoring radios, and maintaining logs. It’s a pretty simple watch that leaves plenty of time to take photos out the window.
“Feel the breeze deep on the inside
Look you down into your well
If you can, you'll see the world in all his fire
Take a chance
Like all dreamers can't find another way
You don't have to dream it all, just live a day”
Good afternoon everyone! I just got my ticket to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival at the @woodenshoefarm this Sunday morning at 8. For those that are interested in going, visit @pnwonderland for more details. Hope to see you there!
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Brothers, proudly showing off their morel mushrooms 😊
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Stopping for a look while tree skiing on the West Side. If you ski the West bowls of Mt Bachelor you will inevitably descend into the trees. Yesterday, despite amazing conditions, there was practically nobody on the mountain. From top to bottom of the Northwest lift, I didn’t see a single person.