~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #158: Along Back Country Roads ~ Long Beach Peninsula, Washington State – USA ~

Washington State Route 103 extends 19 miles north from the city of Seaview, along the western side of the Long Beach Peninsula through Long Beach and Ocean Park, to end at the northernmost tip of the Peninsula, Leadbetter Point State Park. Sandridge Road borders the eastern side of the Peninsula, runs from Ilwaco (just south of Seaview), skirts past Ocean Park and ends at Oysterville.

When I head north from Long Beach, I take whichever route fits my mood and mission! This trip was to photograph sights and check out local businesses. This small farm is on Sandridge Road, just south of the juncture to Ocean Park.

Gentle goats – expecting treats!

Weathered but still standing – Oysterville Store sign.

At this crossroad, one can continue north on Sandridge Road to the Oysterville Sea Farm…

…or turn west, to connect with state route 103, the road to Ledbetter Point Wildlife Refuge.

Western Snowy Plovers (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosis), classified as a threatened species, live here year round. To protect and enhance the species, at Leadbetter Point their nesting areas are closed to public access from March 15 to September 15 each year.

Trail in Leadbetter Park Wildlife Refuge

Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosis)

Wishing everyone safe travels. Please be kind and stay safe.🐾

Thanks to Beth at wanderingdawgs for this fun challenge!


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3 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #158: Along Back Country Roads ~ Long Beach Peninsula, Washington State – USA ~

  1. Thank you for your wonderful images of the Long Beach Peninsula. Love the signs from the goat farm! Great capture of the Western Snowy Plover. Is the Oysterville Seafood Market still open? I’m pretty sure we went there when we took a drive on Long Beach a few years ago. Thanks for joining in the back country roads challenge.

  2. JohnRH says:

    Pretty as a picture(s)!

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