Tiny Planet: Seattle Behind the scenes: Initial capture from the Bainbridge ferry of the #Seattle skyline, squirted through the #TinyPlanet app on a #Lumia phone. Minor touch-up with #AffinityPhoto on the sky and seam. The #SeattleGreatWheel is at the 10 o'clock position…a little hard to see as the view is on the end side.
Morning clouds in Alpine Lake Wilderness. Shot from Gravel Lake on the PCT.
Let’s play with a new AI photo filter…this is Vinci / Delaunay before & after…
We’re told during orientation to allot 5 hours to go from Thrasher Cove to the ferry at Gordon River…steep up and down, slippery, ladders…and the last ferry is at 4:30. Took me 3.5 hours at a steady pace, and I definitely needed to take my time. Very easy to twist an ankle or fall.
Sunrise at Thrasher Cove
It’s a 1 KM climb from Thrasher back up to the main trail junction…ladders, steep rock, roots.
Derelict donkey engine at 72 km
Ferry at Gordon River
Craig and the final ladder. And it’s the first ladder for those going northbound.
Time to wrap up…I scooted over to Victoria to get in the waiting line for the ferry
We pass by house boats…
…before exiting Victoria Harbor and head for home.
This day was timed to take the beach route at low tide vs. taking the inland forest path.
Love these log crossings
And this was typical even after a stretch of dry days
Go straight up the middle
Watch your feet
Surge channel on the coastal route at low tide
Stay high when traversing the coast at low tide.
Sandstone moon craters
Low tide at Owen Point
Quick video vignettes: two panoramas, approach to a surge channel. I fell on slippery algae by the sea cave…small head bump, nothing serious.
Tree stand at the Strait of de Juan Fuca…that’s the United States on the horizon.
Close-up of a Zodiac Rescue Boat used by CA Parks. About 40 evacuations off the trail so far this year.
Thrasher Cove CG
Follow the trail
Coastal trees above the surf
Morning sun shines through
Old planks guide the path
Chez Monique’s place: everything on the menu from coffee to burgers to salmon
I took 3 sketchy jumps here. Made two of them.
And had wet boots has a present. Tip: Just swap out to sandals for the river crossings.
Coastal trees at 51 KM
Coastal tree in the fog
Pano of Walbran Creek
Lots of climbing
The trail ahead
Follow the planks
Down, across, and up
Trail tetris with mud
…or look down…
…just do it.
Finally settled into…
…Camper Bay CG for the night.
WCT Guardian Hut sits on the edge of the beach
The ‘Cadillac’ of latrines: compost only, throw cedar chips on top when you’re done
Trail with ocean view
Let’s do a quick pano
Cable car crossing at Klanawa River
Nice spot for lunch
Ladder system down to Tsusiet Falls
The first of many trail log crossings
Ferry ride across Nitinat Narrows
Boardwalk trail at 33 KM
Forest trail at dusk
Pano of Bonilla Point…the campground is just to the other side of my shadow
Tent side at Bonilla Point CG