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Trip To Westport Washington May 17, 2018

Filed under: Art,Painting,Weather,Westport Washington — Janet @ 2:40 am

This was a trip to the West as the title implies. My husband Ian and I are more familiar with Westport on the West Coast of Ireland.  The 2 Westports are approximately 6000 miles apart and very different.   Westport Washington – a Marina waterfront with many many fishing boats, places to eat, gift shops, a kite shop, ice cream shops, etc.  But the area in the background is one long strip of motels and guest houses – overnight to longer stay facilities catering mainly to RV’s (Recreational Vehicles).  Unfortunately some were in a bad state of neglect and decay.  Others looked more cared for.  An eclectic mix.  And to add to the impression I had were grey skies and a chilly wind.  Contrasting with this I visited the local library – a very clean, modern, up to date, facility and apparently well used by a local clientele in midMay.  The real season for Westport Washington I understand is August.  That’s when all those condos and beach houses are used by their owners.  But as for the more permanent year round population, I was just trying to figure it out.  I think I would have similar questions in many summer coastal resorts in off-season.  Having said all that, I loved the place where I stayed (possibly the only guests).   It had a certain off-season charm.  Glenacres.

IMG_1894   At Glenacres, a path leading down to the more muddy area, note the dark clouds in the distance.  It was overcast the whole time I was there – not really very long – less than 48 hours,  But the host at Glenacres said he was feeling sun-deprived.  A not uncommon feeling in an area near Grayland?

Despite my wet feet and overcast skies, I just wanted to set up my easel and start painting.  But maybe from indoors at a picture window after a brisk walk in the wind on the great expanse of beach.

 

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