Rumors that the whole family are football mad have been greatly exaggerated.
F making up for visitors being stuck overseas by jumping around West Beach Resort.
Camping tip: site number 30
Sun goes down and everything sparkles.
Mount Baker with Lummi Island & Bellingham Bay.
Not much snow this year but impressive view none-the-less.
A nice man from Edmonds helpfully informed me that this view of ‘Rainier’ was one of the top ten in the world (presumably as voted by people from Edmonds). Not sure if he meant top ten views, or top ten views of Rainier…
Fay and the boys on Mt Constitution with Mount Baker and the Cascades behind.
F grabbed this pic of mum & dad – amazing given his technique of waving the camera around whilst shooting on motor drive…
Eyjafjallajökull, Icelandic for “Your grandparents now aren’t coming to visit”.
Having driven all the way back from Cannon Beach, guess what kind of bread I grabbed from our local supermarket…
Sign #1: kids asleep.
Sign #2: road signs become hard to compute. Is this Fort Lewis or No?
South a tad along the coast from Cannon Beach is Manzanita.
Perfect place to meet up with friends for roasted marshmallows and a sunset view on the beach.
I do believe that he’s beginning to get the hang of this vacation/holiday thing.
Not content with covering vast potions of the planet with different kinds of impermeable surfaces for cars to zoom around on, some parts of the planet think it a good idea to drive up and down (and up and down) the beach.
I guess when there’s this much of it you need to do something with it all.
Up early-ish for a brisk walk-come-run with Ewok to the Haystack and back.
Back through the town to pick up coffee. Yum.
Peter Iredale. Sunk in 1906. Still drawing a (small) crowd.
The A-framed thing about middle of the picture. Ecola Haven. On the river and very much a haven. And Ewok friendly too. Recommended.
Recommended for wet days anywhere.
Suddenly, three little tikes had disappeared. Where could they be?
Not hiding in a sand house?
Playing footie with the Haystack behind. Not a bad pitch.
Looks great, but apparently it’s an invasive non-native European beach grass (Ammophila Arenaria).
Chapman Point with Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock from Ecola State Park.
Another Oregon Seascape.
H & F blazed a new (to us) way to Indian Beach, down a steep trail that ended at the southern end. The trail was not without its hazards, as Fay’s clean socks soon discovered.
If you have the time, the southern end is the place to be. Rocks, trees, sandy coves, streams and waterfalls. Idyllic.
With views like this who needs television?
Find dead tree washed up on beach
Run along dead tree as fast as possible without falling off
On reaching the end, jump jump jump as far and as high as possible…
The most civilized thing in the world: tea, on the beach, from a china cup.
A gran tradition.
Finn has wet day entertainment down to a fine art. On this occasion it was lego building on a grand scale, with dad optimally positioned to help and admire the wonderful view. Oar-inspiring.
Fay’s option was the tranquil art of watercolor; and the view was just as good from where she was sitting.
Also known as the “who needs a hair dryer” series.
Our little house was perfect for keeping out of the spring weather while still watching the world walk by.
The first evening & the surf was up, so much so that the sea looked white all the way to the horizon.