Pacific Northwest – Installment 10

12 Nov

After a sorta longish, unintentional hiatus from vacation posts, I’m back.

This post has been in the works for about a week and a half now. I’m going to hurry up and get it posted, which just means not a lot of commentary, just images. Hopefully I’ll get back into some sort of posting routine soon!

My last post showcased the Hoh Rain Forest. From there, we went to Rialto Beach. Because I absolutely love rocky beaches, this is one of the stops I was most looking forward to.

Rialto Beach is a place of dramatic contrasts. Everything there feels extreme. Let me know if you think I captured the feel of the place well.

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Taken while enjoying a late picnic lunch.

 

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Sunspot

 

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Weathered Pines

 

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Pondering

 

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Happy Couple

 

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Natural Beauty

 

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Giant Driftwood Stump

 

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Long Driftwood Log

 

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ToadMama on Giant Stump

 

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Scenic River

 

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Different Angle

 

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Amid the Debris

 

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Being Silly

 

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Windy Coast

 

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Dark Beauty

 

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Haystacks (those immense offshore rocks)

 

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Gorgeous Colors

 

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Magical Light

 

As you probably surmised from the pictures, it was quite windy on the beach. And that wasn’t even a stormy day. I’d love to experience Rialto during a storm. From a safe distance, of course. Imagine the power of the surf to move driftwood of that size.

So that ends Installment 10.

Rialto Beach was our last stop at Olympic National Park.

Next up… a brief stop in Canada and more drama at Deception Pass.

 


 

TRIP Re-cap

 

Installment 1: In the Beginning (Friday, August 30 – Monday, Sept 2)

Installment 2: Portland Morning (Tuesday, Sept 3)

Installment 3: Exploring the City of Portland (morning of Tuesday, Sept 3)

Installment 4: Beyond Portland (afternoon of Tuesday, Sept 3)

Installment 5: Olympic Peninsula, Here We Come!

Installment 6: First Rain Forest Hike & Another Gorgeous Beach

Installment 7: Hurricane Ridge at Olympic National Park

Installment 8: Madison Creek Falls & Lake Crescent

Installment 9: Hoh Rain Forest

 

7 thoughts on “Pacific Northwest – Installment 10

  1. Shan, it was a very cool place. “Otherworldly” is as good a descriptor as any. I’d love to go back. This is one of those places I think Amy and TJ need to visit with the kids.

  2. Bob, there weren’t many people there. Maybe because it was mid-week, late in the day, and after Labor Day? Or perhaps it was the wind. Although I did notice a family getting one of the beach-side grills ready to cook dinner.

    I could easily spend days at Rialto trying to capture the light properly. 🙂

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