Discovery Park June 2010 West Point Lighthouse
Discovery Park June 2010 Erigeron speciosus
Discovery Park June 2010 Lighthouse Cottage
Discovery Park June 2010 Rubus spectabilis
Discovery Park June 2010 North Beach
Discovery Park June 2010 Puget Sound
Discovery Park is the largest park in Seattle. It sprawls over the northwestern portion of Magnolia Bluff where it spills down to West Point on Puget Sound with the Discovery Park Lighthouse at its tip. I went walking there with a friend on a calm, sunny day in late June 2010. We parked in the north parking lot, walked to the trail that leads down the bluff to the north beach. The tide was too high to walk on the beach, so we walked on the path above the beach, lined with native flowers & fruits, to the lighthouse. Twin tugboats crossed the sound beside us. On the south beach, we found many people. We walked up the forested Hidden Valley Trail, across a grassy meadow, back to the car. It was a lovely & varied expedition. I highly recommend a visit to Discovery Park.