The second part of my scenic drive up Whidbey island took me from Meerkerk Gardens to Fort Casey State Park. This was a shorter drive at only around 20 minutes, but was probably the most visually striking part of the entire journey. A storm was moving in, and as I drove right along the shoreline – blue skies to my right highlighted the white colouring of logs washed up on the beach while dark storm clouds could be seen out to sea.
I stopped at Fort Casey, where optimistic kite fliers were starting to set up, and briefly took in the historic army facility with giant gun barrels pointing out into the unknown. I took a number of VR photographs, that I’ll share in a later VR gallery, before having to rush back to the car as it began to rain. As I hurried back across the top of the concrete emplacement, I could see a number of deer wonder past within metres of my parked car. This is definitely somewhere I’d like to visit again as the dramatic skies and moody weather made for an amazing journey. On the way out I parked in a pull off hoping to capture something of what I had seen on the way past, but the lighting had already changed.