Over May long weekend we had the privilege to take the COHO Ferry across to Port Angeles, Washington. From there we went to Shelton, Washington to visit Brandon’s grandparents. Brandon is a dual citizen since his mom is a California girl. After Shelton, we headed to La Push, Washington for some camping and surfing. La Push is located on the west coast of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. La Push is (unfortunately) most known for being featured in the Twilight series. I would prefer it to be know for the amazing landscape that makes you feel as if you are in a tropical location.
In La Push you are able to surf. Bran had an evening surf and a morning surf so he was super stoked! I was a big wimp and instead of surfing only went for a swim, in a wet suit of course.
We got to experience this amazing sunset.
The next day we explored Second Beach which is just Southeast of La Push and about a 25 minute walk down to the beach. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The sandy beach goes forever and there is sea life everywhere like star fish, sea urchins, sea anemones, mussels, barnacles, and even a washed up sun fish (which was sad but also my first time seeing such a fish!).
All of the Pacific Beaches around La Push are so beautiful and the area is very accessible by car. There are great places to stay including cabins or camping. We are so lucky that this type of place exists in the Pacific Northwest. I highly recommend checking this place out if you live near the west coast.
One thing to always enforce is to leave the beaches cleaner than you found them. If you see plastic bags, plastic bottles, any other garbage….. just pick it up and dispose of it properly even if it is not your mess!!!! Most of the waste we found on the beach was actual from the tsunami that occurred in Japan a few years back. It isn’t hard to pick up a few things and it doesn’t take much time. Get in a habit of bringing a garbage bag with you and picking up as you go. Try to set an example to those around you so that hopefully others will follow in the future. Don’t just walk by it hoping that someone else will do it for you. Take responsibility for the places that you appreciate. Others WILL notice and they WILL change their habits too. We only have one planet, lets keep it beautiful!!
Now enjoy a few more photos, and get outside!! xo domestikatie and branstand