We had a full day today. We decided to go looking for the elk herd that lives in Sequim, Washington. We drove all the back roads looking for them, we didn’t have any luck, but we did see a lot of beautiful areas on the drive. After looking for the elk we decided to visit the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park.
The Dungeness River Audubon Center was the first Audubon center in Washington State. It is the only Audubon center with a Native American tribe as a partner and the only center located by a salmon-spawning river. The River Center hosts spectacular exhibits of local birds and wildlife and provides on-site environmental programs for adults and children. We have visited this awesome center several times.
After watching the birds we walked over the Railroad Bridge and watched some dogs swimming in the cold water. They loved it. The Railroad Bridge Park, at the heart of the Olympic Discovery Trail, showcases the Railroad Bridge built-in 1915 by the Milwaukee Road. From 1915 to 1980, the Milwaukee Road operated the rail line, which transported passengers and timber from Port Townsend to Port Angeles and west to connect with several logging railroads. The line was abandoned in 1985. Today the truss and trestle represent the longest bridge over the Dungeness River.
The bridge is part of an awesome trail that goes for miles. We walked as far as the center of the river to take pictures of the area, it is outstanding. The bridge was decorated with writings from children of all ages. I took pictures of a few of them to share with my readers. We enjoyed this park very much and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Sequim.
After our walk, we drove to one of our favorite markets in Sequim. Sunny Farms is loaded with every fresh vegetable you can think of. We bought some yellow squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, radishes and more. I am adding a lot of pictures and hope you enjoy. Check back later for more from Washington.