March 15, 2011 – Sunset from Chuckanut Drive

Sunset from Chuckanut Drive

Sunset from Chuckanut Drive

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

So, it turns out that Washington has a bunch of water in it. I often kind of overlook that fact, since I’m kind of a mountain guy. I didn’t grow up around the water, and I really don’t have much of an idea what to do with it. But if you’re in to that sort of thing, there’s a lot of options around here. There’s big lakes, tons of rivers, and a huge amount of salt water. I mean, shoot, the entire western edge of the state is made up of fairly nice beaches (although not the kind where you’d want to actually play around in the water – that sh**’s cold!), and we’ve got the whole Puget Sound (and the Hood Canal) on top of that. I heard awhile ago that Seattle has more boats per capita than just about anywhere else. I don’t know if that’s true or not (meaning I’m too lazy to check Wikipedia at the moment), but it’s still impressive.

Today’s picture was taken from a nice little scenic drive that goes from near Mt. Vernon on the southern end up to Bellingham in the north, called Chuckanut Drive. It’s a windy little two-lane highway that hugs the (Puget Sound) coast. If you like those watery views, you’d love this road. Especially around sunset. It’s very Pacific-Northwest-y.

Also, this is the 350th post on this blog. For whatever that’s good for.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. 1/200s, f/8.0, ISO 400. Focal length: 11mm.

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  1. avatar
    dino March 17, 2011

    lovely site and pix! enjoyed my first visit!

  2. avatar
    Vancouver photographer April 4, 2011

    Wonderful shot! You really captured the beauty of the scenery on Chuckanut Drive.

    • avatar
      Dave April 4, 2011

      Hey, thanks! It’s definitely a gorgeous spot, and I keep telling myself that I need to spend more time around there. The day I took this picture we were on our way up to your neck of the woods when we hit some traffic on I-5, so that’s when we took the detour. I’m embarrassed that it was only then that I had the idea.

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