Lake Quinault North Shore Road and a new Campsite at South Beach
After enjoying the drive out South Shore Road around Lake Quinault the other day, I figured I would return and explore the North Shore Road. Other than the incredibly dark blue hydrangeas pictured above
and a short drive through some pretty impressive red cedars, some of which appeared to be almost as tall as some of the California redwoods I visited earlier this year, the North Shore Road was a little disappointing, no waterfalls, no river views, and no wildlife.
As always, just click on any image for a larger, sharper version.
Moss covered branches, in fact, moss covers almost everything in the forest here.
The Reason for the Lack of Recent Posts
This image pretty much says it all, I have found a great spot to sit back, relax, and escape the heat inland. Notice I am actually wearing a long sleeve flannel shirt while sitting in the sun… and this is at noon! The temps are in the low 60’s and the wind is tooling down the coast from the north at 10 mph or so. To me, these are ideal conditions, while inland it is sweltering in the 90’s .I have been spending most days lately doing nothing, have read 4 books since I arrived here, have taken nice morning walks on the beach every day lately, and am just been reluctant to leave home, so there just isn’t a lot to show nor to talk about.
The girls, relaxing in the sun while recuperating from their 2 mile beach walk, that’s a lot of steps for six inch legs!
This is my view while enjoying my morning coffee.
The view I have to endure every time I step out the door. I suppose folks can most likely understand why I am feeling no need to go anywhere when this is right outside the door. Having been full timing now for a little over a year, I am just now getting used to just plopping down and doing nothing when happening on a spot such as this. It is just setting in that I don’t have to always be on the move. Those unknown spots down the road will still be there next week, or next month, and it would be hard to beat the spot I am at right now, so I have finally learned to just sit back and enjoy the moment.
As of this coming Sunday, I will have been here two weeks, and that is the normal stay limit at most National Park and state campgrounds, but I can’t find anything about a stay limit posted on the bulletin board here or online that specifies two weeks here at South Beach. I have noticed several rigs that have been here since before I arrived that are still here, so I am going to try staying put and see if they kick me out after Sunday. The site and the weather make it very difficult to to want to move on.
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