This weekend marked the end of one of the most stressful weeks I’ve had so far, both on a professional and personal level. All I want to do for the next week is curl up with a couple of good books, some knitting, and lots of desserts. Since that’s not really an option, I went in for the next best thing: a lazy hour spent walking and shooting (photos, not ammo) at West Point Lighthouse in Seattle’s Discovery Park.
Although the morning began with blue skies, a thick fog quickly rolled in, complete with the blaring of muffled fog horns in the distance. I love it when the weather shapes the landscape, with views shifting slowly from clear, panoramic vistas of the Olympic Mountains across the sound to a heavy blanket of gray mist and not much else. Natural beauty as its finest.
Visiting the West Point Lighthouse
- Walk in via the North Beach Trail.
- Drive in with a parking permit obtained from the Environmental Learning Center. Only for families children 7 and under, senior citizens over the age of 62, and others who are physically unable to walk to the beach due to injury, illness or other restrictive physical conditions.