Monday, June 18, 2012
Whatcom Falls Park
The last day of May was a Thursday, a less busy day for both of us, and so my wife and I went to run some errands in Bellingham and went on to one of the parks there. Whatcom Falls Park is nearly 250 acres and is on the east side of Bellingham, near Whatcom Lake. It follows the meanderings of Whatcom Creek and includes several falls, one which drops about fifteen feet and which can be viewed from a beautiful old arched stone bridge just below the falls.
We decided to go there since the day was overcast and there was some threat of rain. It never did rain, but the lack of sunshine made a good day for photographing the falls. Finished with main falls, we hiked some of the trails and found the Western Spotted Coralroot blooming on the hills above the falls, and also took pictures of an old railroad trestle in the park, as well as the creek. Had a very pleasant walk, though we did get a bit muddy photographing the orchids.
Finished we headed for a local Bellingham micro-brewery, Boundary Bay, and had a delicious supper there of tapanadas followed by beef stew (my wife) and a pesto salmon sandwich (myself) accompanied by an excellent glass of local bitter.