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Tuesday I wanted to take some photos of the Capitol Lake in nearby Olympia (Washington), so we took our lunch with us. I threw together a quick lunch and we drove about 3 miles to the lake. This lake is at the mouth of the Deschutes River. It is a manmade lake with a walking/jogging path that encircles it.
Capitol Lake opens up into Puget Sound’s Budd Inlet. In September and October the salmon can be seen going upstream from the sound, through the lake, and into the Deschutes River by Tumwater Falls. No salmon on this day in the sun, but we enjoyed a lunch and then a stroll around the lake.
Olympia is our capitol city. We could see the dome from our bench.
Capitol Lake is a favorite spot for walking and running. You can find folks out for exercise at all times of the day during the summer. During the winter months the diehards still appear and will run in the rain. Sometimes we just don’t have an option here.
The capitol building is sometimes reflected in the waters of Capitol Lake. Not so much on Tuesday. No swimming is allowed in this lake. During July the City of Olympia presents Lakefair, which is a carnival type celebration that runs for several days, and it is held by this lake. Fellow bloggers Ron and Ali are workampers and worked here at Lakefair. Unfortunately, we were not able to connect with them at that time.
Not a good day for reflections in the lake today.
Here in Olympia/Tumwater when the sun comes out, so do the people. We have to take advantage of the sunshine when it presents itself to us. Sunbathers and picnic folks can be seen in several areas of the community, but especially here around the lake.
We walked around half the lake Tuesday. Up near 5th Avenue, at the northern part of Capitol Lake, the walking path widens. You can easily walk into the main shopping area of downtown Olympia from this location to find unique shops and restaurants. Plus, the ever-loving coffee stands we Washingtonians love can be found here, too.
It was a nice, quiet day. We enjoyed some time in the sun just being happy and content with our lives as part-time residents of this great community. The simple life is good.
Until next time…..so long for now!