“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp drizzly November in my soul. . .then I account it high time to get to the sea as soon as I can.”
-- Ishmael, in Moby Dick
Finding ourselves in that state of mind, we headed to the sea – and the woods one morning on Washington State's Copalis Beach. . .
At low tide we walked to the water’s edge on hard-packed sand that glistened like an ice skating rink.
A twisted and coiled a piece of seaweed -- or was it a sea demon ready to strike?
The sea had turned this driftwood into a sea sculpture. . .
A beach deserted but for a lone sea gull; Copalis Rock in the distance.
Our path to the beach led us through a coastal forest where trees wore coats of moss.
Then back to the comfort of our cabin to reflect on the wonders that surrounded us. . .
Ever taken a walk in the woods. . .by the sea? What treasures did you discover?
These photos were taken while we were guests of Iron Springs Resort overlooking Copalis Beach. For more Travel Photo Thursday photos click the link to Budget Travelers Sandbox.