B and I went to Discovery Park a couple of weeks ago. I’ve got so many very delicious photos to share with you! It was brilliantly sunny just about everywhere except for Magnolia, which was fogged in. The entire park was shrouded in mist and mystery.
The boats on the Sound looked eerily awesome. Most of them I could figure out: there was the ferry, with the sunlight shining on it through the mist.
Ferries are dead simple to identify. They’re Janus-faced, looking both forward and backward, because they don’t ever turn around.
There were a few barges hauling freight, and even some sailboats. It’s been a terrifying mild January so far. Even that day, with all the fog, was relatively warm, and the breezes just right.
This boat, though… I can’t figure it out.
Some of the fishing boats have weird appendages, but I couldn’t tell if this was a fishing boat or not.
I love how you can see the pale yellow bareness of the bluff behind it in that one, but nope, still can’t tell what it is.
Then it swung close to the lighthouse. I’ll always haz a sad that I didn’t manage to capture the awesome image of it churning along behind the lighthouse, because it looked freakishly wonderful, but at least I got a good snap of it coming closer.
Alas, after I took this picture, I got distracted by some fresh surfaces exposed in the Olympia Interglacial sediments, and only caught a glimpse of it sneaking out of sight. It looked like a mutant junkyard mechanical lobster with a wake. So very cool.
It looks to me like a barge ferrying construction equipment around the Sound, but wherefore, and where to? So of course, I had to show you it. Plus it just looks freaking awesome with those fog banks lifting above it. Everything looks cooler in fog, even boats with construction equipment on them.
Do you have any favorite amazing-things-in-the-fog stories, my darlings? Speculations about our boat? Meditations upon humankind and nature? Tell me them!