Pacific Northwest: Part II (Rialto Beach)

After the wet Rainforest adventure, we relaxed and napped in our room before going out to dinner. Vincent recommended the Smokehouse, a little outside of downtown Forks. This guy welcomed us:

[[image:pacnw30.jpg:Is this what Eric Cartman looks like grown up? Pie!!!:center:0]]

It served excellent local seafood and we had a lovely meal. We were too full to try the pie though. ūüėČ

When we left the restaurant, wonder of wonders, the sun was shining! We decided to take advantage of the break in the rain and headed down to Rialto Beach for a little post-dinner beach sight-seeing. Here’s Vincent at the entrance to the beach:

[[image:pacnw31.jpg:Vincent at Rialto Beach:center:0]]

Views of the beach looking left and right:

[[image:pacnw33.jpg:Looking left:center:0]]

[[image:pacnw34.jpg:Looking right:center:0]]

See those big tree trunks lying on the beach? They’re driftwood. Yes. Driftwood. The biggest blinking driftwood I’ve ever seen! See this giant formation of driftwood – I see a man with a fishing pole and maybe a dog lying by his feet. What do you see?

[[image:pacnw42.jpg:Fisherman Driftwood:center:0]]

And can you find Vincent hiding by the driftwood?

[[image:pacnw43.jpg:Vincent’s Clues?:center:0]]

I love the wind against the wave action in this shot:

[[image:pacnw44.jpg:Waves Crashing:center:0]]

One of the main attractions all along this coastline are the “stacks”, rock formations in the ocean. Here’s some pictures of them:

[[image:pacnw32.jpg:A big stack close to shore:center:0]]

[[image:pacnw37.jpg:A smaller stack on the horizon:center:0]]

[[image:pacnw39.jpg:Sun setting over these stacks:center:0]]

[[image:pacnw35.jpg:Sila camwhoring:center:0]]

[[image:pacnw38.jpg:Vincent smiling:center:0]]

[[image:pacnw40.jpg:The three of us:center:0]]

The final shot above was taken by balancing our little camera on one of the gigantic pieces of driftwood, that’s why the shot is so senget (crooked). But I really liked how it came out. ūüôā

Finally it is time to say goodbye to the beach. As soon as the clouds rolled up and hid the sun, it got pretty cold, so we got out of there.

[[image:pacnw36.jpg:Bye Beach!:center:0]]

And just in time! With the clouds, came the rain again. But look! A rainbow! Two rainbows!

[[image:pacnw41.jpg:Are we ready to chase it to the end and fight off the leprechaun?:center:0]]

No photostitching on this one. But how about a video?

[[image:pacnwrainbow.jpg:Somewhere Over the Rainbow:center:0]]

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