After we hiked up to God’s Thumb we had a little picnic. Afterwards we headed to Roads End Park for a walk along the beach. If you go to the end of the beach at low tide you can get to a secret cove.
So, we walked along the edge of the cliff to get to this hidden beach. The outlet has some pretty cool rock formations, tide pools and a view of God’s Thumb. We only stayed on the beach for a little while because the tide was coming back in.
On our way back to the car we pasted a sea lion carcass. Which was sad, but interesting. I took a few pictures of it, but I did not get too close to it for fear of it suddenly coming back to life. Well now I’m thinking about seal zombies… And with that I’m going to end this now before it get more out of hand. Bye!
Perhaps I should have stayed home and done some chores… But then again when is it sunny in Oregon?
Quick hike out to Cascade Head, one of my favorite coastal hikes. Lower trails are still very muddy, but the hill side paths are nice. Saw lots of little garter snake along the trail, but mostly it was just great views!
Quick weekend trip out to the coast. I love the ocean, it makes me feel at home. I was born near the sea, but have been landlocked most of my life. Seeing the water makes me feel homesick, even though I’ve lived in a desert for decades. Feelings don’t make sense most of the time; they are a real mystery, just like the ocean.
Christmas hike on Whidbey Island.
This was on a surprisingly sunny day fall of 2015. This hike is is at Cascade Head, which is part of The Nature Conservancy. According to their website:
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
The landscape and views at Cascade Head are truly wonderful; you can get up so high you can start to see the earth curve (or at least the wide-angle of my camera can). It is so awesome that The Nature Conservancy is protecting it and is able to make it open for public use!
Check out the website for The Nature Conservancy to learn about places to hike, what you can do for the environment, or how to donate time and money.
The Nature Conservancy
Cascade Head Hike
Also check out my post about Hart’s Cove, which is in the same area as Cascade Head.
Took the scenic view back home from camping at Honeyman and meandered back up the coast. Stopped at Heceta Head and The Devil’s Punch Bowl!