I don’t use the word ‘magnificent’ lightly. Bob had heard of Second Beach for many years but whenever we were in the area the parking lot was already full so we’d pass on by to the next beach. And let me say you don’t just ‘happen’ to be in the area. This hike is on the rugged northern coast of Washington, twenty miles west of the thriving town of Forks, just south of La Push. The hike itself is short, only .7 of a mile, but the beach is spectacular with 2 miles of smooth sand and sea stacks!
So to make sure we’d be at the trailhead early enough to get a spot, we spent the night in Forks and were ready for our hike the next day, a beautiful walk through coastal forests of Sitka Spruce and Douglas Fir. Do you see why Washington is called the Evergreen State? That’s why I’m sharing this with Sunday Stills and also with Becky’s Squares, as I was able to ‘square’ a number of trees!
It was an easy walk through the woods and so fragrant!
And it wasn’t long before we heard the roar of the ocean!! Almost there!
And can I tell you it was all that we hoped for and more? There were literally ‘Hallelujahs!’ ringing in my heart for the beauty of the seascape!
I walked the beach while Bob cast his line into the sea and we both enjoyed the peace and solitude of the place.
I have many more pictures I could share but I think you get the idea. So I’ll close with this young eagle, who perched high above and guarded the entrance to the beach.
Hope you enjoyed the hike! 🙂
P.S. Forgot the video! So here’s that! 🙂