Monday, August 17, 2015

A Different Beach

It's not the white sand and warm waters of the turquoise blue Caribe.

It's a different beach with tall pale green grass on sand dunes between the water and condo.  Clouds hang at the coast where the cool temps off the Pacific Ocean meet the warm summer air of land. 

When we lived in Washington State, we rarely visited the seacoast because we craved warmer temps and turquoise water in Mexico.  Now that we live in the Desert Southwest with baking summer heat, there's an attraction to the cool temps and foggy shores of the Northwest!  We spent a short weekend earlier this month at a beautiful condo overlooking this scene. 

One morning we walked the docks of the marina in nearby Westport, WA.  I love these colorful floats!  I might have to print and frame this photo.

Fishermen use these crab pots stacked on the dock to collect Dungeness crabs.  The photo makes me crave another Crab Louie. 

Boats in the harbor at Westport.

I got a quick Zen fix relaxing to the sound of crashing  ocean waves for a couple of days.

Too bad the sun had to set on our weekend at the Washington shore.


Ann said...

A spam message above ? Great photos , Becky. That is the only area of the country I haven't at least passed through or spent any time in! Well, haven't been to Hawaii either! Hopefully next year we will travel a few places other than Isla.

Life's a Beach! said...

Great spam message, wasn't it? Ann, the Pacific Northwest is beautiful. I'd recommend the coast in Oregon over Washington. I'd like to drive to Seattle next time up most of the Oregon Coast. We also love the trip up to Whistler in British Columbia. Stunning scenery!

Life's a Beach! said...

And Ann, we never traveled Hawaii until we lived in Seattle. It was a 5 hour flight and we were on Kauai by 1:00 p.m. It's a LONG haul from the East Coast!

Janet said...

Beautiful Becky! Would love to do a west coastal tour!

Life's a Beach! said...

Thanks Janet! It was a fantastic break from the heat wave we're having right now! The temps are supposed to drop into the 90's this weekend. Yay!