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Pillar Point

Daboo

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Tuesday, I went with James (jtvisions) over the other direction to the Olympic Peninsula.

The route took us up north to Deception Pass.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deception_Pass[h=2]Currents[edit][/h]Deception Pass is a dramatic seascape where the tidal flow and whirlpools beneath the twin bridges connecting Fidalgo Island to Whidbey Island move quickly. During ebb and flood tide current speed reaches about 8 knots (9.2 mph), flowing in opposite directions between ebb and flood.[7] This swift current can lead to standing waves, large whirlpools, and roiling eddies. This swift current phenomenon can be viewed from the twin bridges' pedestrian walkways or from the trail leading below the larger south bridge from the parking lot on the Whidbey Island side. Boats can be seen waiting on either side of the pass for the current to stop or change direction before going through. Thrill-seeking kayakers go there during large tide changes to surf the standing waves and brave the class 2 and 3 rapid conditions.





The way out was beautiful open pastures with mountains for a backdrop.





On the Coupeville ferry.







Almost out to Pillar Point.



At Pillar Point.







On the way home.



At Lake Crescent.










 

red fox

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Sweet, so near to me and yet haven't ridden there ...  :(


So, is this you two(!) in the 'cold' ocean water?
 

bpdutton

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Beautiful pictures.  Would love to ride there someday, but it's a long way from the east coast.  Thanks for sharing.
 

Daboo

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Red Fox said:
...So, is this you two(!) in the 'cold' ocean water?...
One of the things that comes with age is the smarts to know the water is probably icy....without getting in.  :D

Chris
 

Tundra

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Such a beautiful ride. I've said it before and say it again. I miss the PNW. These brought a smile to my face, something I haven't done in a while. My father is in hospice and my mother now needs A.L.F. so much to do, parents, estate, lawyers, siblings... Mentally exhausted. Thanks for sharing!!!
 
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