Monday, June 22, 2009

Olympic National Park - Part 3 (the coast)

... and then there's the coast. Ahhh. We stayed in a little cabin at Kalaloch Lodge right along the beach. The cabin wasn't particularly fancy, but it was clean, the staff was friendly, and the view was fantastic. Could hear the surf with the windows open, and it had a fireplace for relaxing at day's end. The cabin had neither a TV nor phone/internet connection, which I found liberating but it was not exactly embraced by all in the group.

We hit a few different spots along the coast during our stay, ranging from Kalaloch at the south end up to Rialto, near La Push, further north. I spent most of my beach time at 4th beach and Ruby beach, both of which offered some good critter viewing during low tides. Took a bunch of pictures at Ruby beach, as I found the large sea stacks really compelling. Never did get the sunset right there, but that didn't stop me from clicking away.


Gregg P said...

Amazing photos...not just you average internet faire!

Stuart said...

Thanks for visiting and for the commentary, Gregg. Still a real novice in photography, but I am gradually learning. Just so many womderful photo opportunities in ONP. A truly fantastic park. Now if only I can figure out how to make my photos appear more "page size" when clicked on ... hmmm.