Public Stay OUT!

I Guess this IS a Form of "Preservation." New Sign at an "Official" Trail
A while back, the people of Ocean Shores voted to preserve what is generally called "The Weatherwax Property." Starting this summer, the city elected to start putting up "stay out" signs, and referring to it as the "Weatherwax Mitigation Bank."

Somehow, this is not what I think the voters had in mind, given that the vote was taken shortly after the city council was found to be planning to convert the Weatherwax into an extension of the city golf course.


Looking Over Duck Lake (a Man Made Lake) in Spring 2015
The Same Locale on Duck Lake in Summer 2015

Ocean Shores Flag Day

It is not well known, but Ocean Shores claims to have the largest Flag Day Parade on the West Coast. I suspect lots of places do not have Flag Day parades. However, most of the town turns out. We have bands, parade princesses, and even floats!

Cedarcrest Middle School Marching Band - GO CHARGERS!

Miss Washington Waves to Bystanders

Galway Bay Pub Float in Ocean Shores

Off to Aberdeen

I took my bike on the bus into Aberdeen and Hoquiam. I was AMAZED at the things I saw that people driving through rarely see.

Most People Don't Notice the Railway Bridge as They Cross the Hoquiam River
I Walked my Bike Across the Closed Bridge

Polish Club is on First Street in Aberdeen
This Truck has Seen Better Days - There Were Two More Nearby on State Street in Aberdeen

Carved Gargoyle on State Street in Aberdeen, Near the Safeway

Gargoyle is a Product of "The Whittler"
While Decaying Buildings are Common in Aberdeen, I Don't Recall Seeing This One When Motoring Through