I love the beach - most any beach that is good for walking - but this place is like heaven on earth, for me. There are some fabulous places to camp, to go rustic and to stay in luxury. We aim for somewhere in the middle, with comfy rooms and fantastic food. Then we spend our days hiking, and try to burn off all of that good food.
I don't think I've taken photos of my food before. Food bloggers do it, and now I can see why. The food on this trip deserves describing: fresh halibut, all-you can eat Dungeness crab, wild Pacific salmon, tuna, skate wing, mussels, clams, a variety of salads and desserts and breads...it was a foodie's paradise.
|Mussels and clams in broth with nasturtium, cilantro and potato|
|Salad with edible flowers|
The peace, the open spaces, the wild Pacific Ocean, the creatures, eagles, ravens - we even saw a whale in its summer feeding area! - the friendliness of the locals, the purity of the salt air...oh, it was heavenly.
|Just behind us, the fog is slowly evaporating. This is where the whale surfaced several times, showing us dorsal fins and tail.|
|You can see the islands (behind Jim & Caroline) beginning to appear out of the mist.|
I hope you enjoy the photos in the slideshow. (Note the "ugly laugh" one on the beach. Oprah always talked about her "ugly cry," so it's only natural that I should have an "ugly laugh" picture.)