Boston Harbor MarinaAfter yard saling we drove to Boston Harbor in Olympia. It is a small cove in Puget Sound with a friendly marina that rents kayaks, sells fish and crab and I think they have a couple of sail boats they rent out. Usually there is a harbor seal playing about but today I did not see him.
I love to go and sit at this marina because it reminds me of Marblehead. I can hear the halyards slapping against the masts, it smells like sea water, the sea gulls are sitting waiting for something to eat and leaving their white messages everywhere.
I have rented kayaks three times at Boston Harbor. It is a great place for beginners. They have special place at the dock to safely get in the kayak without tipping it over. Once in I think it would be hard to tip it over but then I certainly do not want to do that as I think it would be really difficult to get back in. The first time I was going to go I called a couple of days in advance to be sure they had one big enough for my butt. They assured me they could accommodate anyone. It was such a serene ride. You are actually sitting below the water line or at least my big butt way and I was able to glide through the water so smoothly and quietly. That day I saw the seal, salmon jumping all about, eagles, a kingfisher and otters. I can't wait for the weather to warm up a little and I will go again.
Carved Sea Captain
Lilacs ready to bloom!
And all at once I saw a host of golden daffodils
Sea gull decoration in pot of chives
There are seals around the marina
Loved these old bird houses that probably host swallows.
Kayaker out on a beautiful day
Kayaks ready for renting
Muscles growing on old piece of wood off the dock
sea gull looking out over the harbor
Boston Harbor Light House