.. .recently wrote a fellow travel blogger. We know that feeling. We are ready to hit the road again. You travelers out there know the symptoms:
A desire to explore. . .a new destination. . .an old favorite.
Maps are pulled out of drawers.
Travel guide books pulled from shelves, now sit within easy reach on the coffee table.
Photo albums are reviewed; memories renewed.
Winter days are the perfect time for planning the next adventure.Old favorites might include a return to Spain. . .perhaps.
A trip in late spring to Arizona. . .for sure.
But we’ll quell our restlessness starting next week with a beach getaway. . .and not quite the type to which the sun-seeking Hula Babe and Beach Boy are accustomed.
We will be donning rain gear and blue jeans and exploring a tiny bit of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula.
We’re heading to Copalis Beach, “The Home of the Razor Clam”. Located just seven miles north of Ocean Shores, Copalis Beach in 2010 had a population of 415. That number swells to 1,500 when clam season rolls around.
Our original plan was to go there to watch the winter storms that swell the ocean and crash its waves against the long flat stretch of beach. It is so flat and solid that you can drive autos on it and in good weather it serves as an airport landing strip, (or so we've read).
However, yesterday we learned of an added bonus: our visit will fall on a day during which clam digging is permitted.
One of our hosts, Doug True, who dug his first clam there as a child, is going to lead us in our first clam digging adventure at his Iron Springs Resort.
We’ve never dug clams. I don’t think I know what a razor clam looks like. We’ve never stayed on the Washington Coast. I think this getaway holds lots of new adventures for us.
What else should we do there? What else should we see? Let us know in the comments below or shoot us an email.