One of the many great things about Crystal is that she’s always down to do stuff. Last week, I was procrastinating something, and went through some old photos from sophomore year of college to find the awesome pictures of Discovery Park. I looked at the forecast for Saturday, partly cloud, SUCCESS! (Isn’t that a sad fact for Washington state).
I revved up the hybrid and we left at around 3:00 to try to catch the sun before it set. Last time we went to Discovery Park, it was late May and I followed the car trail all the way to the lighthouse and we got some boring shots of the sunset from the pier. I wanted to get to the gorgeous looking cliffs and rocks that I traversed with my roommates freshman year so I parked by the houses and retraced my steps.
So far it looked pretty damn good. That biker was right behind us for like 5 miles before the park so kudos to him.
I stared at Google maps for a while before we were able to find the water edge. This involved walking through a lot of unofficial grass trails while watching what looked like stoners looking for shrooms in the grass. We stopped by right before the cliff to capture that above shot. The great thing about Seattle is the color of the skyline during sunset once fused with clouds and the low winter sun.
Getting down to the water proved a little harder than we thought. The cliff extends over most of the park except for a small region where it’s steep and narrow with sand and you can crawl your way down. Once there you have to navigate through a forest until you find a bunch of dead logs by the water.
So we had our fun until the tide started up more frequently and freaked out Crystal who doesn’t know how to stay afloat in water. We hiked up before it got dark and reached the cliffs right when the sunset got to this.
So Discovery Park is awesome. I highly recommend everyone to check it out. The views from our pictures are on the east side of this long stretch in the park.