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When we had our vacation from babysitting a few weeks ago we took a little trip over to West Bay in Olympia. It is an area that has undergone (and still is) a little renovation. We drove into the downtown area of Olympia from our Tumwater location and turned left onto 4th Avenue. We crossed over a new bridge that was built after the earthquake we had on February 28, 2001. That was a real shaker and it ruined the old historic bridge.
We had no specific plan for being here on this day, we were just out enjoying a beautiful and sunny day by the water. There is a very busy marina here, naturally called West Bay Marina.
There is a wide variety of watercraft here, including some great looking houseboats.
Many logs are floating in West Bay waiting to be shipped someplace. This is a working marina as well as a pleasure boat marina. You can also rent kayaks here at dockside.
There is also a great restaurant here called Tugboat Annie's. We have eaten some great seafood there. They have a flagpole here. Our United States flag and flags for both Washington State and neighboring Canada fly proudly.
As we drove away from the actual marina we stopped to take a photo from above. It really is a beautiful location.
Heading back toward town we spotted a new park that was part of the recent urban renewal projects along West Bay Drive. We pulled in to enjoy the view from this location. It is just a small park with a few parking spots, some tables and benches and a nice place for launching a kayak. There are two large dock cranes across the bay. You can also look toward the south end of the bay and see boat houses, which are plentiful in the various marinas in Washington.
We saw a family getting their kayaks ready for a trip around the West Bay.
Looking across the bay you can see more of the logs that have been trucked in for shipment. The scene beyond the logging area is East Bay.
Our final look toward the north end of West Bay shows us the way to sail toward the greater Puget Sound and out to Seattle and beyond.....if we were to have a boat, that is. We don't because we prefer to do our traveling by the wheels of a motorhome!
It was a nice day just looking around this renewed area. There is always something interesting and beautiful to discover here in the greater Olympia area. I hope you enjoyed this short tour of the West Bay Marina.
Until next time.....so long for now!