I got in a nice “half” walk this morning. It was a balmy 52 degrees F but very cloudy when I left home. I had checked radar and we had our “Weather Hole” that’s caused by the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains.
I got half way across Ebey Prairie heading for Ebey’s Landing and heard a wild ruckus. It was a huge flock of ducks flying around and landing on a pond in a field. I grabbed my camera and managed to get a photo of it. It’s not great because it was still fairly dark out but you get the idea.
Shortly after that the skies opened up and I turned around and headed for home. Sadly I had not taken my rain gear so by the time I got home I was soaked to the bone.
About a half mile from home the rain stopped and by the time I got home the sun was out, crazy weather.
Along the way I saw this cormorant sitting on a mooring buoy looking like he owns the whole ocean.
As I starting to dry out I spotted this gorgeous rainbow over my wee village. This place truly is a pot of gold!
With that we out of the way we can get on with the weekend. I hope you have a wonderful one and will walk again with me next week.
This morning we had flat, gray skies. Not real great for landscapes but it still managed to get some interesting shots. So get suited up and let’s go.
First stop, this big eagle out on Ebey Prairie powering up for the day.
Then back to the Coupeville Wharf where I found this Harbor Seal trying to hide from me. Every time I pointed my camera it would dive. Finally I got one photo showing more than just rippling water.
As I got around to the other side of the wharf this Cormorant popped up. It was every bit as hard to capture as the seal. I believe there is a code among the animals that if you see a camera pointing your way count to three and dive!
Some of you have commented that you’d like to see more of the old Coupeville buildings. I liked the looks of the Gillespie Meat Market building built in 1887. Today Collections, clothing and jewelry store, is housed in the front and the Port of Coupeville in the back. It sits right at the end of Coupeville Wharf which seems quite appropriate for a port office.
Thanks for walking with me today, what a great way to start the week. I’m not sure how much we’ll get to walk the rest of the week as there are off and on showers forecast for the rest of the week.