Monday Mystery

Big thanks to all of you who submitted answers to the question of how many mountain passes there are across Washington……. the correct list is: Stevens, White, Cayuse, Blewitt and Snoqualmie. (According to the booklet, Do You Know Washington? published in 1989.) Sorry.

Ever heard of The Sea Glass Beach near Port Townsend? Among beach-glass-pick-er-up-pers, this is a pretty famous place. Here’s why:

Why is there so much sea glass on Glass Beach?

McCurdy Point is a remote bluff located several miles west of Port Townsend, Washington. In the past, trucks backed up to the edge of the bluff and dumped the town’s refuse onto the rocky shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

This was an accepted practice until the late 1960’s. The city then decided to clean up it’s beaches and discontinued dumping and bulldozing debris over the bluff.

Don’t think this photo was taken at this beach but WOW…… who wouldn’t break their back bending over to fill their bucket with these bits!!




3 comments on “Monday Mystery

  1. Patty Olsen says:

    What happened to Chinook and North Cross Pass of Hwy 20? Your book’s too old Donna

  2. Jim Bull says:

    Also Babyshoe Pass on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest between Trout Lake and Randle.

  3. Donna says:

    I guess! Fran Wicht reminded me of Sherman Pass! Whoopsie.

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