This was taken Sunday at the 2013 Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival in Port Angeles, WA. I grew up watching Galloping Gourmet with my mom so I was thrilled to see Graham Kerr, who was giving food demonstrations and signing autographs of his book. He was super approachable, sweet, and generous with his kindness.
The wind had picked up and I wasn’t at all concerned about tipping over but, I was concerned about keeping my Nikon D7000 dry while I took this shot! I protected my camera in a waterproof bag but, everytime I extracted it, the bow of my boat would veer away from center, ruining my intended composition. At one point, I suddenly found myself parallel to shore, with the waves crashing across my spray skirt and my boat scraping against the rocks. Quickly I raised my camera and clumsily stuffed it back into the safety of my waterproof bag, then turned back into the waves to try again to get my shot. This was probably one of the most stressful shots I’d ever captured just because of my camera-protective anxiety, but, I loved every second of it!! 🙂
No, I’m not being vulgar. These petite birds are called bushtits or PSALTRIPARUS MINIMUS. A flock of them flew into our yard, allowing me to freely observe and photograph them. I don’t quite know what this behavior means, when they rub their beaks against each other, like an eskimo kiss. If any of you birders out there know, please share!
Yesterday was the kids marathon where kids of all ages descended upon Hollywood Beach on the Port Angeles waterfront where the kids ran their last mile together after acruing 25 miles over the last few months. Seeing the waterfront swarming with strong, healthy kids was a beautiful, joyous scene! Kids having fun exercising?? ♥♥♥♥♥
And, today is the actual marathon day and runners are getting a gorgeous day on the Olympic Peninsula during today’s marathon, half-marathon, 10k and relays along the North Olympic Discovery Trail. Go runners go!! NODM marathon weekend in Port Angeles is the best!!