Sequim weather is the envy of the country. Not too hot, not too cold, not too much rain, hardly ever snow, and sunny in the Blue Hole. Today our Sequim weather showed off again. My camera took me for a walk on the beach this afternoon, and what a day it was at Port Williams Bay. I walked down the beach northward from the boat launch and along this bluff. You can get a better feel for what I experienced by clicking on this image to enlarge it.
Sequim Weather Absolutely Gorgeous
I enjoyed my little hike and the sunshine on my bald head, and taking photos was fun. But did you ever notice that life doesn’t always go according to our plans? I think that may be the rule rather than the exception. If your life has gone exactly according to your plan, just give it more time. As you grow older, you’re bound to run into circumstances or events that you did not count on. And so I was reminded of this today on the beach as I stood behind the tripod and camera in the exact location where I took the above photo. Our lives can be changed forever in a second, and it almost did for me.
Sequim Weather Disguised a Threat
While my finger was on the shutter button of my camera I heard a muffled noise above me on the cliff, and as I looked almost straight up I saw a boulder the size of my own head coming straight at me. Apparently it had dislodged somehow after years of weathering on the side of the 50 foot cliff. It did not roll down the cliff–it apparently bounced outward and was about 30 feet directly above my head when I first saw it. Without time to evaluate the danger, I grabbed my tripod in what must have been a fraction of a second and ran toward the water, barely escaping that boulder and a substantial amount of dirt that followed. Afterward I asked myself, “what are the changes that a stone would fall from a cliff precisely where I was standing along a shoreline that extends for hundreds of miles in either direction?” Fascinating. By the way, I do not recommend sitting on these logs beneath the cliff. They are very inviting, but not entirely safe.
Clearly life does not always go according to our plans, and today I was reminded of that. I did count my blessings anyway, and continued my beach singing as I headed back. The good news is this little event did not dispel my good mood and my enjoyment of this great Sequim weather. What a day! And I have the proof with this photo. Gorgeous Sequim weather!
Last Updated on September 22, 2019 by Chuck Marunde
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