Friday, March 27, 2015

Mud, waves, sand, and sunshine

Mom- It was unseasonably warm and sunny in early Feb 2015.  We headed to the coast to take in the view and enjoy the sunshine.  This short hike in Ecola State Park starts on the bluff and climbs down through thick mud to the beach.
Amy-There was a couple of good views of the ocean.
Amy-  My sister Analise walked part of the way.
Amy-  This is another great ocean view.
Mom-  We gazed at the ocean from the bluff and enjoyed the sound and sight of the waves crashing against the rocks.  Analise was very determined to walk.
Mom-  It was so good to be on this trail and get the luxury of hiking and beach all in one adventure!
Mom- Sarah found a heart stump.  The girls found some great hollow stumps to play in.  Then the going got VERY muddy.
Amy-  This view is blocked by tree branches.
Amy-  On the hike I found a tree bed.  I took a nap.
Amy-  Analise and I stood in a hollow spot in the tree bed
Amy-  Analise and I found a tree playhouse with a couple of hollow spaces to climb in and out of .  it was funnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.   SUPER FUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
Amy-  The ocean view!
Mom- Analise and I found a pretty little snail on a piece of wood along our muddy route.
Amy-  I got soked

Amy-  Analise had a lot of fun!
Mom- When Analise and I got to the beach after walking through knee deep mud, Amy had gone out to the ocean with my friend Sarah and tripped running away from a wave.  Fortunately it was a warm day!  I was able to keep Analise out of the water through some minor miracle.  Usually Amy is the careful one and Analise would be the one getting soaked.
Mom-  We got to spend time on the beach enjoying the view of the rocks.  There were a few surfers braving the cold February surf.
Mom-  Analise loved playing in the sand and pushed her limit toward the ocean as far as I would let her go.
Amy- We made a giraffe castlel
Mom- Amy was the sand castle creator and Analise was the demolition crew.
Mom- Amy found a tree to hang out in.
Mom-  We enjoyed the ocean views on the hike back.
Mom-  What a lovely muddy woods and ocean kind of day!
Mom- At first glance I thought I saw a cow, but closer observation revealed a moose.
Mom- Analise rode in the backpack for the trip up the trail through the mud.
Mom- This hike was a serious February treat.

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