Lake Ozette – Cape Alava Weekend Adventure

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Apr 192013
 

It would be great to say that there was some very important and quite interesting reason for not posting here for some time. Alas, but there isn’t. Here is me trying to not beat my previous record of over one year’s time between posts.

We have all heard it said many time over that “life is an adventure”. As a father of a two year old, I couldn’t agree more. Life each day with my daughter is a new experience, of which not all are planned, expected or ideal,  but certainly all of which are adventuresome! The photos below are not of my family’s journey through this life called adventure, but of a different kind that I took while on a weekend getaway excursion with a few guys on the Olympic Peninsula. Our location, for most of the weekend was Cape Alava, which is one part of the Lake Ozette Triangle. Due to weather conditions that weekend, we ended up not doing the triangle in its entirety. Nonetheless, the weekend was filled with hiking and exploration up and down the coastline.

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Sunset

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Tide Pools

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Shaun

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Barnacle Landscape

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Canonball Island

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Kelp Crab

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Ozette Indian Memorial

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Rock Detail

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Frozen Waves

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Insect Structures

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Wedding Rocks View

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Sunset Reflections

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Blue Skies

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Morning Pick-me-up

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Spyderco Delica 4

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Driftwood Forms

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Wooden Currents

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Sunny Exit

Lake Ozette - Cape Alava Adventure - Headed Home

Feb 042012
 

Well, now that one entire year has passed since my last post, it would seem to be time to do an update. 2011 was a life changing and crazy year, to say the least. Lots of change, the largest being my daughter arriving 2 months earlier than expected. I could have never anticipated what new experiences or challenges 2011 would end up holding for me, but suffice it to say I am happy to greet 2012. The below images: one for each month of the year. The theme here is pretty blatant, but I unashamedly post these in love for my amazing daughter and how she made 2011 the most memorable year of my life.

The beaches of Maui, Hawaii

In the isloette under the biliruben lights

First "formal" family portrait in the NICU at Evergreen

First moments home after 2 months in the NICU

Hanging out with dad

Having a picnic with Krista and Daniel Fogt

Chilling on the changing table

At my sister wedding - Photo copyright of Amber Glanville Photography
Photo Copyright Amber Glanville Photography

First bakini in Maui, Hawaii

Pumpkin patch - Photo by Asha Grinnell

Prematurity awareness month - Photo by Asha Grinnell

Alana, Asha and Lizzy - my ladies

Jul 122010
 

Whenever friends come into town for a visit, we try take them to our favorite places in the area. A few of the locations that we visited this time were Daniel Smith, Richmond Beach and the Redhook Brewery. Below are a few photos from our trip to the beach with our dear cousins Krista and Daniel Fogt. For some reason, I felt like really tweaking with the photos, applying heavy vignettes, ramping up the detail, messing with the color saturation and the vibrancy. I like the results, which I think ended up somewhere between cross processing and lomography.