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Olympia, Washington…

Posted by on June 8, 2014

The state capital building in Olympia. I took this picture from Heritage Park, located on Puget Sound.

JUNE 8, 2014

It’s Sunday and we’re spending the night in Olympia, before we head up Scenic Highway 101 to the Ho Rainforest and the peninsula. Olympia is the capital of Washington state and it’s located at the southern end of Puget Sound. We spent the afternoon visiting some of the many parks in the area and exploring the waterfront on the Sound. There are so many little inlets and coves that waterfront residential property is plentiful…expensive I’m sure, but plentiful. Each cove seems to have its own name: Boston Harbor, Gull Harbor…it’s as if the neighbors in each area sat around and dreamed up a name for their tiny “neighborhood.” There are also lots of marinas brimming with nice yachts for sailing around these beautiful bays and coves. There are some absolutely charming little homes overlooking the water. Some huge ones, too. They’re tempting, but it’s easy to forget on a beautiful summer day with the sun shining how cold and wet the weather is here during much of the winter.


Budd Inlet.



Priest Point Park in Olympia, Washington. We visited three city parks today. Each one was spectacular.



A terrific spot for a picnic lunch.


Percival Landing Park in Olympia, Washington. June, 2014.



This beautiful property is behind a tree line about 100 yards from the beach.


A view from the road, near the beach in Olympia, Washington. June, 2014.

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