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Posted: 6/14/2009 7:28:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 7:45:34 PM EST by patchouli]
Sitting on the rocks, looking at the Puget Sound. Drinking a Kokanee from a can.





No 'guard rails' just mother nature. Wife's foot for you foot freaks:




Let's see if my Nikon binoculars will work with my point and shoot camera:




Sunset approaches; the magic hour:



Holy shit! Did you see that? (camera makes it look far away, but it wasn't!)




There it is again! The "pooohhhhh" sound of the blowhole releasing air, was awesome!)






A couple more go by, we were only part of a handful to witness this:






Sunset continues:












The sun retreats, nestling into the mountains.











The next day, at another area:







Tons of Driftwood:





pretty flowers for the chicks:





Spotted this a long ways off.... Used the 10x50 nikon binocs plus camera to zoom in.








A little closer... it's hard to keep steady... shaking....







He decided to buzz the tower!






view from atop Mt. Constitution of the San Juan Islands:





Mt. Baker:


Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:35:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 7:36:32 PM EST by Remy_Martin]
Nice pics man. Looks like you had a good time. Where's pic of said wife?
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:38:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By Remy_Martin:
...Where's pic of said wife?


I feel cheated. A pic of her Chuck Taylor doesn't count.

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:41:23 PM EST
In for pics of "make believe" wife.

Nice pics.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:43:04 PM EST
What the fuck am I doing in Indiana?
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:45:35 PM EST
Very nice pictures. Thank you for sharing.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:46:16 PM EST
sweet, kicks teh shit out of the wine country we just visited!!!
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:46:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By nick89302:
What the fuck am I doing in Indiana?


Yeah, NO SHIT. Indiana Beach fucking lied to us... there isn't more than corn in Indiana

Beautiful pics man... damn I need to go to visit some cool places like that!
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:57:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By Chesh97:

Originally Posted By nick89302:
What the fuck am I doing in Indiana?


Yeah, NO SHIT. Indiana Beach fucking lied to us... there isn't more than corn in Indiana

Beautiful pics man... damn I need to go to visit some cool places like that!

I've never been to Indiana.

Post pics!
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 7:57:43 PM EST
nice pics. weird title.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:01:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Manhattan:
nice pics. weird title.


It's marketing. Trying to get more viewers.

lol.

It's a hard sell in today's economy.

Besides, people always ask for pics of wife.

And everybody here has been talking about whaling wars and whatnot.

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:14:23 PM EST
Very cool, I'm jealous.

I've only been here about a year and I haven't done as much exploring as I would like. I did manage to see real live jellyfish for the first time just last weekend...

Whereabouts did you go if I may ask?
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:14:31 PM EST
how did you get the black border?
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:17:56 PM EST
Sweet pics! Thanks for posting.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:18:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By junker46:
how did you get the black border?


edited them in a photo editor

(gimp, it's free.... use select all, then edit>stroke selection> stroke 35pixels, black color)

Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:19:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By johnsta:
Sweet pics! Thanks for posting.


The orcas were awesome.

That splash was unfortunately the "end" of the orca completely breaching... it literally jumped out of the water like a Sea World show, twice!
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:33:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By d-ride:
sweet, kicks teh shit out of the wine country we just visited!!!


If you are talking about the dry side of Washington state NO MORE WINE FOR YOU! We need it dry and hot or we would make crappy wine.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:34:13 PM EST
Great pic btw.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 8:42:29 PM EST
fuck me for not living near a coast anymore


thanks for the pictures, i feel a little more motivated to get outta here
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 9:34:08 PM EST
We need pics of wife or GTFO!
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 9:38:12 PM EST
Nice pics. Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 9:38:28 PM EST
That Orca is a Male.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:09:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By ftl2012:
We need pics of wife or GTFO!

Already posted.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:21:58 AM EST
Great pics. One of the best day trips I ever took was taking an extra day before some dealer training in Bellingham to catch an early AM ferry over to the Olympic peninsula. I spent the whole day driving around and over the top. Giant spruce forests, glaciers, mountain lakes - each more gorgeous than the last - snow on the top of the mountain, driftwood covered beach reached only after a hike through an awesome rainforest, and the sunset on the western coast, with its amazing rock formations standing like towers against the sea.

What a great trip that was. I definitely want to go back. And honestly, if the Seattle area wasn't cool and rainy most of the time, I'd probably move there.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:28:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ripak:
That Orca is a Male.

You can tell by the feel of the blow hole?


Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:30:42 AM EST
Bald Eagles and Killer Whales.....awesome!
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 3:48:22 AM EST
Yeah, My aunt has a house in the Puget sound. Quiet cove, right near deception pass. I as a Long islander i am good in boats but all we see around here are sea gulls and regular fish. I went out in the sound in a rowboat and turned right around after about 30 minutes. First i got accosted by Seals. Scared the shit out of me. Tehy stuck their black heads up out of the water and started barking. Never saw one in the wild before. Then a little distance off i saw "blow hole" spray like you saw, i dont know what it was but i didnt want to find out in a small boat. Plus, if you fall in the water in the puget sound you'll die of hypothermia in 20 minutes. Fuck DAT shit! but i fetched teh crab nets and had huge crab soup for dinner.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:09:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 4:11:01 AM EST by GUNSFORHIRE]
Originally Posted By Fender57:
Yeah, My aunt has a house in the Puget sound. Quiet cove, right near deception pass. I as a Long islander i am good in boats but all we see around here are sea gulls and regular fish. I went out in the sound in a rowboat and turned right around after about 30 minutes. First i got accosted by Seals. Scared the shit out of me. Tehy stuck their black heads up out of the water and started barking. Never saw one in the wild before. Then a little distance off i saw "blow hole" spray like you saw, i dont know what it was but i didnt want to find out in a small boat. Plus, if you fall in the water in the puget sound you'll die of hypothermia in 20 minutes. Fuck DAT shit! but i fetched teh crab nets and had huge crab soup for dinner.



One of the most beautiful places I ever had the chance to spend time ....

Everyone needs to see Whidbey Island
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:13:03 AM EST
MOAR WIFE, LESS NATURE.

-10
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:14:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:16:20 AM EST
this tread is full of fail..... No pic of wife? WTF?? That shoe could belong to any one...

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:20:32 AM EST

Darn, I was wanting the pic of the wife inside the orca.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:35:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 4:36:05 AM EST by Hero]
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:35:49 AM EST
Very nice pics!
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:39:09 AM EST
No pic of wife=FAIL
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:42:00 AM EST
WA is an awesome place around the water, I enjoyed my time there, the ultra libs make it full of suck though.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:42:19 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 4:42:54 AM EST
Nice pics, love the whale shots....incredible when you see them in person.

[ARFcom] It's just a fish, hunt them till they're all dead, doesn't bother me. [/ARFcom]

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 5:27:11 AM EST
a foot? are you kidding me?? just a pic of her foot??????

epic fail buddy!!!!!
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:22:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By IMHerDad:
a foot? are you kidding me?? just a pic of her foot??????

epic fail buddy!!!!!


You guys are a bunch of sick-o's!

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:25:27 AM EST
Beautiful!

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:25:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 9:27:43 AM EST by AZFats]
Originally Posted By patchouli:

Originally Posted By IMHerDad:
a foot? are you kidding me?? just a pic of her foot??????

epic fail buddy!!!!!


You guys are a bunch of sick-o's!



Agreed, but you were playing to the sicko impluse when you included the word wife in your title.

ETA: and there's only one orca included... total bait and switch post!

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:38:24 AM EST
thanks for letting me escape my desk for a few
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:54:55 AM EST
Originally Posted By patchouli:

Originally Posted By IMHerDad:
a foot? are you kidding me?? just a pic of her foot??????

epic fail buddy!!!!!


You guys are a bunch of sick-o's!



Well, what the heck were you expecting?
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:07:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ciraxis:
thanks for letting me escape my desk for a few

No problem!

If you wanna see the real thing... book a trip! It's fun and worth it.
San Juan Islands in Washington State. Close to Seattle.


Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:10:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/15/2009 10:13:50 AM EST by Hawken50]
Where exactly were you? my ship used to dock at indian island to take on fuel and the wife and i went to port angeles and port townsend (north eastern most point on the penensula maybe?) all the time when i was stationed in bremerton. Townsend has a really cool decomissioned shore battery right at the tip of the penninsula that you can check out. it's beautiful up there.

edit cause i got the town names screwed up.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:22:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By nick89302:
What the fuck am I doing in Indiana?



I say that everyday............

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:41:19 AM EST
it's all fun and games untill the tsunami alarms go off
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 10:50:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By hushpuppy:
it's all fun and games untill the tsunami alarms go off


We saw tsunami evacuation route signs!

They are too funny... Unless you're caught in one, that is.
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