Monday, May 2, 2011

Dungeness Spit in Sequim

I delivered my watercolor painting to the Art Show in Sequim this past weekend and was finally able to walk to the lighthouse at the end of the dungeness spit because the weather and tides were perfect and my good friend was willing to go.

The Dungeness Spit is a 5.5-mile long sand spit jutting out from the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula in northeastern Clallam County, Washington, into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It protects Dungeness Bay. The Dungeness Spit is entirely within the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and home of the Dungeness Lighthouse. It is the longest natural sand spit in the United States. The lighthouse once was run by United States Coast Guard, but since an automatic light was installed, it has been run by the "New Dungeness Lighthouse Organization".

Here are some stunning photos from our adventure:

Arriving at the beach and looking West towards Port Angeles

A few miles down the spit looking at the Olympic Mountains

Inside the lighthouse looking back from where we began the trek

Inside the lighthouse looking East towards Whidbey Island

Inside the lighthouse looking North towards Victoria, Canada

The distant view of the lighthouse, Mount Baker and the dungeness spit as we began the uphill climb into the forest towards the car

Zoom in.....

The dynamic duo with the San Juan Islands in the background

And the lighthouse


  1. Wow, you had a beautiful day to be there! What nice views of the mountains.

  2. Hi Sharon,

    Yes, it was PHENOMENAL!!!!