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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Fort Casey and Deception Pass

13 May 2014

Today we drove back to Fort Casey..our 4th or 5th visit in previous times. This is first blog about it.
Fort Casey sits atop Admiralty Head offering beautiful views of Admiralty Inlet and Strait of Juan de Fuca and Olympic Mountains.It is located near the town of Coupeville and the ferry landing from Port Townsend which we are taking tomorrow to revisit Forts Flagler and Worden.
Arriving Ferry From Port Townsend

One Going,One Coming

Port Townsend

Construction of the fort began in 1897 with modifications completed in 1918 and reactivated in 1940. Fort Casey was part of the triangular forts built to protect against hostile war ships, cities along the Puget Sound and US Navy Shipyard in Bremerton.It included seven 10-inch rifled guns,twelve additional guns of varied size, sixteen 12-inch mortars and five 60-inch searchlights. The batteries are open for viewing. Most of the guns were scrapped and melted down. On going restoration is in progress. Suggest this as a stop if visiting the area.
Fort Casey Batteries

One of Remaining 10" Guns

More Views of Fort

Primary Fire Control Stations

Olympic Mountains

John Atop Battery Command Station

The Admiralty Head Lighthouse just up the path was constructed in 1903 and is now an interpretive center and gift shop.
Admiralty Lighthouse

Eagle Near the Lighthouse

Blue Heron

Cute Rabbitt

We opted to purchase the annual Washington Discovery Pass for $30 which has saved a lot of money since we are here a month and visiting many parks.

After a stop at Walmart in Oak Harbor, we drove to Deception Pass is a Strait separating  Whidbey Island and Fidalgo Island. George Vancouver gave it the name because he was mislead into thinking Whidbey Island was a peninsula. The State Park affords many primitive  campsites, some with water and electric and very small sites. The beach and common areas very nice.
Deception Pass Signage

One of Two Bridges Across the Pass

Deception Pass North Beach

Stones on the Beach

Deception Pass

Interesting Rocks

Westside Beach in the SP

 As we were driving out, spotted a deer. Notice the picture..not sure what happened, but looks as if it has two heads. Is it a ghost deer or a digital fluke. I was surprised when I saw the photo. Anyway, think it is interesting. Any comments would be welcomed.
Notice the Two Heads..not real

This is the Deer

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