Three Lighthouses around the Olympic Peninsula Coast: Cape Flattery, Slip Point, and Destruction Island

Cape Flattery Lighthouse Neah Bay

I consider myself a pharologist – one who has an interest in lighthouses. In fact, during many travels, I incorporate visiting lighthouses into some itineraries. When my husband and I spent three beautiful days on the Olympic Peninsula Coast of Washington State, it was no different, as on our third day we went to go see three lighthouses around the Olympic Peninsula Coast. Although in this case, one of the lighthouses no longer exists, except for the Keeper’s Quarters. And the other two lighthouses need to be observed from afar. But that didn’t matter because the forest and beach walks Continue Reading →

Walking on Shi Shi Beach Trail of the Olympic Peninsula Coast

Shi Shi Beach Olympic Coast

Over 25 years ago visiting Shi Shi Beach was on my husband’s bucket list. Long before people made bucket lists. And long before my husband knew me. 25 years later, my husband was able to check walking on Shi Shi Beach Trail of the Olympic Peninsula Coast off his bucket list as he and his wife (me!) spent a day hiking the beach from the north end, walking southbound, to a place called Point of the Arches, and back. Being mindful of the tides of course. Back in the 1980’s on a solo backpack trip, my husband was able to Continue Reading →

Walking on the Beaches of the Olympic Peninsula Coast of Washington State

Olympic Coast Rialto Beach

When I took three days to walk up the Atlantic Coast in Spain on the Camino Finisterre to Muxía last June, I fell in love. With walking next to the beaches and the ocean. With being able to take a break from walking by sitting on the beach. With being able to put my feet in the water. With smelling the fresh ocean air, hearing the crashing waves, and listening to the sea birds play. Historically, I have been a mountain hiker and walker. I have always been in love with the trees, plants, wildflowers, animals, fresh mountain air, and the Continue Reading →