Thursday, March 01, 2007
We were told to look out for herds of elk along the way and we did see some grazing on the side of a hill in the rain. Of course the camera was in the back; so much for planning.
We arrived at Kalaloch about 5:30 that evening. It was still raining. We set up the trailer in the best space we could find available and spent our first night there. It would have been necessary to stand out in the rain to get a good view of the ocean from our spot. The next morning one of the better spots had been vacated so we moved the trailer so we could see the ocean without getting wet… it was still raining. Only half the park was open but there was still plenty of room.
The first spot.
We made a hike down to Ruby Beach during a lull in the storm and then stopped to see the ‘Big Cedar Tree’. On the way back it started raining again.
Big Cedar Tree
I think we just wanted to document our visit in these photos... or we were being silly. I'm not sure.
We sat at the lodge one morning sipping coffee while watching the tide come in. It was amazing to watch these 100 – 200 foot logs being tossed about like they were toothpicks. No wonder they have posted this sign.
Also interesting are what I call sand paintings. These were shapes left in the sand from running water when the tide receded.
I think I like Kalaloch in the winter; even if it did rain every day.