First Attempted Survey at Toleak Beach

As I was crawling through the rain slick log jam, I thought, “This can’t be the rain I’m feeling, it can’t be raining that hard, the surf must be dumping on the logs”! Well, it was both. And that was in direct competition with all the noise. This time the battle was between the wind in the tree tops and the dumping surf. Was I on Toleak Beach or an alien world.?

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Round 2 with Rocky
A view of Jefferson Lake located in the Olympic National Forest near the Hamma Hamma River.

Round 2 with Rocky

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled on Rocky Brook Falls while out with friends. See Incredible Waterfall Hidden Right Under My Nose. We spent a fair amount of time photographing the Rocky Brook Falls but I wasn’t feeling satisfied. While flying my Mavic I noticed that there was a second fall behind the one we could see from below. I wanted to get to that second fall and looking at the maps I found a forest road that might make it possible. Plus this was something Theresa needed to see!

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Beached Cast Bird Workshop with COASST
Learning to identify our birds based on just a wing. Photo credit: Steve Weileman

Beached Cast Bird Workshop with COASST

I’ve been anxious to work with this group for sometime. When I submitted my application last year, I was disappointed to find out that I had missed all of the bird workshops scheduled for 2017. But, as they say, good things come to those who wait.

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Incredible Waterfall Hidden Right Under My Nose
Not hard to believe that this is one of only two temperate Rain Forests in the world. Photo Credit: Steve Weileman

Incredible Waterfall Hidden Right Under My Nose

I’m embarrassed to admit how many times I’ve driven past this unassuming trail-head. Nothing outstanding or unusual about it; identical to the hundreds, if not thousands, I’ve gone by every weekend here in the Pacific Northwest. But this one had a secret, a spectacular secret; Rocky Brook Falls.

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Super Full Moon On New Years
Officers row which was featured in the movie, "An Officer and a Gentlemen". Photograph by Steve Weileman (www.xexplore.com)

Super Full Moon On New Years

Having just returned from Vancouver we were feeling the need to get back outdoors for our next holiday; New Years. As such we hooked up the A122 pop-up and headed north towards…

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A White Christmas In Lighthouse Park
An American Bald Eagle atop the historic Point Atkinson Lighthouse. found in Lighthouse Park. Photograph by Steve Weileman (www.xexplore.com)

A White Christmas In Lighthouse Park

With the kids grown and out of the house we’ve used the Christmas holiday season to stow the trailer and pamper ourselves while we explore. Both the Capilano Suspension Bridge…

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Devils Punch Bowl
Looking out over the waters of Devil's Punchbowl. Photograph by Steve Weileman (www.xexplore.com)

Devils Punch Bowl

Seems like I’m always being reminded of this small truism of life; you never really know a place despite the number of visits and there’s surprises for you if you…

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