Long Beach, Washington

With rain forecast in Seattle it only made sense to go to the beach.  It poured rain all the way there and for some reason it stopped and the sky turned blue when we hit the coast!!

Looking one way….
Looking the other…
Blue Feathers

Just because there is blue sky in Washington it doesn’t have to be warm. The air was cold off the water and it began to rain in the evening. The next morning brought calmer winds and more blue sky so we packed up and headed to the beach. We walked up and down Long Beach, not all 26 miles of it, but close enough. The wind was blowing the dune grass around on the wet sand from the night before. As I got closer I could see interesting patterns begin to emerge.
Wind Pattern

Wind Patterns

I love looking over the dune grass onto the beach or down the beach. It is simple by design, grows in a beautiful place, but stings a little with bare feet!

Dune Grass

We left Long Beach and headed to Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, located outside of Ilwacco, WA. A short walk leads you to a high vantage point where you can see over the Columbia River towards Astoria. Some large waves were pushing up the mouth of the Columbia as the wind and the river battled before us.

Moss and Grass

Northhead Lighthouse is just down the hill so we hit that beach after a quick oyster shot in the parking lot! mmmm… The sun came out and the shoes came off! Oh, did I mention “where are the people?” We hardly saw a soul on the beaches and that’s just the way we like it, uh huh, uh huh.

You can see the rest of my photos from the trip HERE

North Head Lighthouse


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