I thought this image captured some of the wonder and joy of a first walk at the beach. Some of my earliest memories are being at the beach with my family. We lived close to the beach until I was 6 … and went razor clam digging on a regular basis.
An Olympic beach is one of my favorite places to “watch the weather come in”. This one is Kalaloch. Quite remote, but popular. A nice place to visit in the winter when the crowds are diminished.
Kalaloch is one of the beach sections of Olympic National Park. It’s a great place for catching sunsets (but a long ways from anywhere else). These shore pines are in front of the row of beach cottages that are available for rent. The (small, cozy with a great view) restaurant has good food, but expect the higher prices that come with a National Park resort in a remote location.
The beach shot was taken at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. The river riffle was taken on the North Fork Skokomish in Olympic National Park from the vehicle bridge at Staircase Campground (bridge open to Park personnel vehicles only).
Water does keep moving, heading to the sea, returning to the land.
This was taken in February at Kalaloch Beach … which means the water was cold… even if it was an early springlike day. Kids must have a different insolation value in their feet than I do.
- Camera: Nikon Df
- Lens: Nikkor 28-300mm set at 190
- ISO 250 1/640 sec f/10