This week we visited Olympic National Park for what should have been four days of camping but ended up to be a simple overnight stay. Bob came down with a bad cold and after a rough night we decided we’d head back home – but not before I managed to sneak in a walk.
I left him resting in the camper and headed for Rialto Beach where the sky was blue, the sun was shining and visitors were out enjoying the elements.
I headed north up the beach on a mile and a half trek to see the giant sea-carved arch aptly named Hole in the Wall. My steps were slow and clumsy as I sank into the slippery rocks and pebbles forming the beach;
but I continued on and soon enough the sand became smooth and compact.
I picked up the pace remembering my husband back at camp. Well, as much as you can when you’re stopping to watch the waves crash onto the shore – who can get enough of that? – and seagulls overhead and seals bobbing in the water, all the while looking for whales (I saw none.)
As I approached my destination I passed by beautiful sea stacks and saw an eagle take flight.
Finally I scrambled over giant drift logs to reach Hole in the Wall.
The tide was in so there’d be no walk through the arch which was probably a good thing. It was time to get back to the camper and head for home.
Such an isolated oasis…it will never be overrun with tourists and all the better for it, nature rules!
Yes, this is one beach that is truly off the beaten path!
Such a shame that your trip was cut short. I hope that Bob feels better soon.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks Pete, he’s getting better by the day but was pretty miserable that first night. When you don’t feel good you just want to be home in your own bed. He was sweet though to want me to get out to the beach before we left. It was a wonderful walk.
At least you didn’t have too far to travel home. 🙂
Not too bad. It’s about a four hour drive and I’m not much help. I need practice so I’m comfortable towing the trailer.
Aww! I’m sorry Bob was feeling sick 😕but hope he’s better now! The people I got Foster from used to have a cat named Hole in the Wall because when he was born the mother cat had somehow gotten them down inside a wall and they had to make a hole to get them out!! 😬
Oh my! That’s quite a mouthful when calling your cat!! 😉 And yes, Bob is feeling much better. Thanks as always for your comment. 🙂
I think there’s certain magic when it comes to Olympic National Park, would love to visit one day 😀
Yes it’s one of my favorite places!
What a bummer Bob got sick at the perfectly wrong time! Beautiful pictures of Rialto though. It was socked in with fog when we visited, but still gorgeous. The hundred different colors of rock that make up the pebble beach are fascinating.
Yeah it was a bummer he got sick. But I was happy to squeeze in a walk to Hole in the Wall before we left!