July 21, 2010
Rialto Beach, WA
I've been in Port Angeles, WA in the Olympic National Forest area for a few days. We had some fun with our granddaughter and friends, shared some great meals together, and explored some of the great countryside we call home. We shared a warm family picnic with Allan's family at Rialto Beach. This is a very beautiful beach with natural driftwood sculptures everywhere. I heard someone call it rugged, wild, and other-worldly. I think that's a good description. It was a literal hike through the massive logs. I often think I should look around for pieces of driftwood to turn into art myself. But, when I am in the presence of this beauty, I have an overwhelming feeling that it's wrong to disturb what's going on. It would be like taking a wild animal out of the forest. I can take pictures though and use them for future inspiration. I saw so many animal shapes in these logs and I think I may have caught a glimpse of a fairy too.
Kaylee had a great time, climbing the logs and building her sandcastle on the beach with a little help from Allan, who raced the waves to get her bucket of sand just the right amount of sea water. It was a challenge, the tide was coming in pretty steadily. By the time her little sand castle was finished, the ocean took it.