Joyce in the old WWII gun bunker at Camp Hayden, which is now a Washington State park. This bunker held a 16″ artillery gun, aimed out in the Juan De Fuca Straight, to blast the Japanese in case they ever tried to invade Seattle.
The outside of the bunker at Camp Hayden. The roof 10′ of re-enforced concrete. All the forest in the area has grown up since 1942, pretty amazing.
The main Fort Worden battery. These are similar to the gun batteries in The Philippines and Singapore which were basically ignored by the Japanese, who used carrier aircraft to bomb the American and British bases. Obsolete before they were ever used, the guns were dismantled in 1943 and shipped to Europe.
The bunker is fascinating, and a little creepy. Three stories of re-enforced concrete, all weather beaten.
The old gun emplacements.
The command post bunker.
Camera: Nikon D3 and D700
Lenses: Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8