Warning: this is a seriously photo-centric post.
1. drive west until you run out of land
2. look for signs that will point you in the direction of parking
Alternate directions include:
- hike until you feel water on your toes;
- stop at every road side stand to buy cherries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries (it is a banner berry year in the Pacific Northwest), chanterelle mushrooms, and 1 of 60 types of jerky (60 types? I can only think of 6 possible jerkied animals);
- use an atlas (sucker).
We did all of this with my cousin and her family. That brought our adventure team up to: 4 adults, 3 kids, and 1 seven month baby-to-be.
We hiked one mile through a forest and down a cliff onto a crescent of a beach.
And as soon as we hit the beach, our kiddos ran straight for the water (they never did that in the Outer Banks).
And then they rolled in the sand.
And according to the photos we took, each of the adults managed to take some time to stare and contemplate and relax.
She is pregnant folks. Pregnant. Pregnant, hiking, not complaining, hilarious, patient and contemplating. Amazing woman.
How could you not when the view looks like this:
Some ocean treasures: