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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Grays Harbor LightHouse Miniature

It has been several months since my last post. Life has a habit of getting in the way of one's hobbies from time to time. Over the weekend our family took a trip to Ocean Shores, Washington to visit my sister and brother-in-law, whose family owns a cottage there. We spent some time walking the beaches the first day. On the second day we took his boat out crabbing and gathered a dozen nice sized Dungeness crabs. While we were waiting for the crab pot to fill, a gray whale breached close to the boat surprising us all. Of course no one had a camera ready, but shortly we had a whole pod of whales around us. I got mostly video footage and just a few photos. My daughters got more but I haven't seen them yet.

We had a great fresh seafood feast that evening with crab, clams and oysters. Then a good game of Mexican Train to end the evening.

The next day my girls wanted to shop for souvenirs in the little harbor town so we had lunch at a fantastic authentic Irish restaurant called Galway Bay, and went shopping. At one shop I spotted a beautiful miniature of the Grays Harbor Lighthouse. It appeared to be close to 1/1200 scale and was only $3 so I grabbed it. When I got home with it I was excited to check it out against my fleets. It is perfect! 

The model is one of the Authentic Lighthouse Replicas from The Asian Pacific Imports Collection. There are eleven more lighthouses in the collection. They are for sale on ebay for $10 plus so I feel like I got a screaming deal for only $3.

So all in all it was a good trip. Good company, fresh seafood, Mexican Train, whale watching, and a lighthouse. Hard to beat that!