Nice walk on the Nisqually boardwalk

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I just went for my first walk out on the new mile long boardwalk at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in the Nisqually delta. They restored a lot of the wetlands a couple years ago, by removing the outer dike, which was a really nice 5 mile walk. I really miss that walk, but it was for a good reason. The new boardwalk goes from the northwest corner of the inner dike, and follows McAllister creek up through the tidal mudflats to the north.

It was a really nice walk, with some wind and rain to keep the crowds away. There were several blue heron fishing on the incoming tide, and one of the bald eagles dove into the water after a fish, but came up empty.

It's cut about 2 miles off the old round trip, but I think it will still be one of my favorite local walks.