I awoke first in the camp this morning at about 6:30 or so. I needed to take care of some business. As I arose from my tent I was pleasantly surprised to see the moon out in full. I was taken by the way it glistened on the ocean and couldn't resist making a stop to enjoy the view.
Okay, enough mooning. Time to get down to business. Here's a view that some might recognize.
Heheh gotta love a toilet with a view
I made my way over to the tarped area and got the fire going.
Is that a pole dancing frog?
Great campsites. Here's Old Timer's setup as well as HB's and mine.
Time to fix some breakfast. Who thought trail breakfast could be this good?
Breakfast's done. Time to head out and enjoy some views!
Enough viewing. Heading out for a hike down the beach.
High tide, have to take the headland
And down the other side
Big surprise. Its gorgeous here too!
We scoped out an old donkey engine that is hidden inland. The steam donkey was used for logging operations just after the turn of the century. It ran spools, pulleys, and cables that hauled logs out of the woods, so the logs could be floated out and towed to sawmills in Pt. Angeles.
We also stumbled across two does with two fawns... So cute!
Found some more old machinery. These photos were taken at the Starbucks' mine site. The big pulley used in the mine effort managed the cables used to drag the buckets of sand off the beach. The sand was then run thru the sluiceboxes to extract gold, but supposedly it was never a prodictive mine. They used that small 4 cylinder gas engine to power the operation.
Just a view I enjoyed after coming from the creek
HB sitting on some driftwood relaxing while I go photo crazy on the deer
Heading back and over the headlands
Pass by camp and head the other way... Check out this stump!
Even bigger, check out this beached tree! People refer to it as "big tree".
Here are some shots of me on it to show scale
We kick back for a few and take in the sea air
A little further past big tree is the Norwegian Memorial site
I find this amazing the way the forest just stops
The tentsites of Eric and friends
Otter poses by her handiwork
The sun is falling as some of the guys come back from the hike that HB and I did earlier
HB and Strider enjoy a little crown on the beach
Strider's son Eric (top left) and some of Eric's friends
Who went and put that float up the tree. Someone go retrieve it!
Strider begins a round of applause for a feat accomplished
Time for dinner. HB and I are having chicken breast and stove top tonight
And mustn't forget the cooked banana and caramilk bar
mmmm more roasted bird
I was already pretty full from the chicken breast, but Strider and Eric were determined to make me say matte. Here, have a chicken, you look hungry!
We went for another night hike. This time in the other direction going around the headland as the tide was out. It was another stellar night. After the hike, we relaxed by the fire for a while before retiring for the night.
Day 3 coming....