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Coming Back to Second Beach

Coming Back to Second Beach

This is a trip we’ve been looking forward to for months now. Second Beach is my happy place. It was the first spot Spenser and I camped at together in Washington, it was where we got engaged, and it’s where we like to go sit and watch storms come in from the ocean. It’d been a couple of years since we’d been out there (actually, since we got engaged!), and it was definitely time to go back.

March 28, 2017 2 comments Read More
Throwback Thursday: Second Beach

Throwback Thursday: Second Beach

I was digging around through photos of past trips to upload to our relatively new Flickr page, and I stumbled across these from a quick end-of-season trip to Second Beach in September of 2013. I never got around to writing a blog post about it, maybe because this magical place is already our most blogged about location. Either way, these pictures brought back fond memories of a beautifully misty, grey weekend trip.

A surf camp took all the good campfire wood from the beach. That’s my one complaint from the weekend.

the sprawling surf camp

the sprawling surf camp

April 30, 2015 0 comments Read More
Dosewallips State Park, Part 2: This Time, We Camp!

Dosewallips State Park, Part 2: This Time, We Camp!

For months, we’ve been eagerly anticipating our first camping trip. We couldn’t wait to get outside and try out all our new gear that we’d accumulated over the winter months. Spenser surprised me with “secret plans,” which turned out to be returning to Dosewallips State Park for camping! Wahoo!
Another Olympic Adventure!

March 12, 2013 3 comments Read More
Dosewallips State Park

Dosewallips State Park

A weird name for a trail.

An odd name for a trail.

This President’s Day weekend took us out to one of our other favorite areas of Washington, the Olympic Peninsula! We started out our journey on the Edmonds/Kingston ferry, where we got very lucky this time and were one of the last few cars let on to the boat, so we were able to get started on this adventure fairly early. After a short 30 minute boat ride, we headed out towards one of our favorite drives, Highway 101. This highway is one of the main roads that weaves in and out of Olympic National Park and Forest areas, and therefore has some of the most beautiful vistas I’ve seen in my limited travels. Rather than our usual trek north along this road, the trail in question was about 30 minutes south.

February 18, 2013 3 comments Read More
Second Beach: A Tale of Two Beginners

Second Beach: A Tale of Two Beginners

Our view from the tent... not a bad one


Last April, as my first Seattle spring was slowly creeping closer, I was dying to get outside and into nature. I had lived in Seattle for three months, and been to the mountains and up and down the interstate, but I was dying to go camping. I dreamed of putting on a backpack and escaping into the wild, wearing flannel and drinking coffee, and just generally communing with nature. I sighed as I scoured flickr for pictures of misty beaches and majestic evergreens and was endlessly fascinated with the big green splotch of wilderness that was Olympic National Park. After waiting for the weather to improve and warm up a bit, we finally decided on a weekend and a place: Second Beach. I still had never seen the Pacific Ocean (come on, the Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia don’t count). It wasn’t going to be a wild backpacking adventure with a 12 mile hike or anything, and it wasn’t exactly going to be the cushy car camping with kids screaming at 6 in the morning because a bear ate their bike or something. We decided it was just enough to really challenge us and get us away from it all.

January 27, 2013 13 comments Read More