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|
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|
|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.
|Eagle Near the Lighthouse|
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|
|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|