Beach North of La Push on Washington’s Pacific coast

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Wild beaches of the Pacific Coast call me.  But it is only seldom I visit.  Even when I lived in Seattle, they seemed near, but somehow out of reach in a “normal” week.  Perhaps if I lived closer…

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Made it to the coast north of La Push, Washington in mid August, 2014.  Equipped and with permit for wilderness camping.

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Definitely my kind of wild! “… in Wildness is the preservation of the world”, indeed. HDT had it right.

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I think I could spend many many days among this kind of sculpture… 

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… these ancient patterns.

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and how quickly the light changes!

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These trees are not logging debris.  These giants were knocked down by storms over the years.

Rialto Beach

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My campsite, just behind these logs…

Campsite by Hole-in-the-wall

 

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…and the “restroom” just up slope.  Yeah, it is called “wilderness camping” for a reason.

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Up before dawn with no alarm clock. Rose on blue for a while until the fogs arose again.

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The seagulls overnight by the side of Ellen Creek outlet.

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Walking along the beach in the morning,

I get a vision of walking here in every season;

collecting just a few stones each time.

I leave these snow flakes for a winter walk.

Yeah, i will return here for you.

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Velella velella, blue sailors, up and down the beach by their thousands.  A blue as deep and clear as the deepest oceans.

http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140824/NEWS/308249952/invasion-of-the-blue-sailors-8212-jellyfish-like-creatures

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Miles and miles of beach, clear of human impacts

until nearing the access road

art appears from beneath the sands

exposed creations of days before

perhaps

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Definitely back in the human inhabited lands now. 

Visited Forks for a cappuccino on the way back to Port Angeles.

Forest Fire Threat alert signs have been replaced there!

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