In The Middle of Gnome Where ~ South Coast Wilderness Trail, July 2019

"The child in us is always there, you know, and its the best part of us, the winged part that travels farthest." ~ Elizabeth Goudge Until we started venturing off into the wild I only felt my inner child emerge on rare occasions.  And when she did spill forth I hardly recognized her.  But, each [...]

Blame It On the Rain ~ Olympic South Coast Wilderness Trail/Third Beach to Strawberry Point, August 2017

"Rain or shine ~ we must run wild from time to time." https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/toleak-point This summer has been a funny one.  Our excursions into the wild have not come often or easy. So when, after rescheduling a time or two, our South Olympic Coast hike landed on a weekend where the rain threatened us a bit [...]

Strawberry Sunsets ~ South Olympic Coast-Strawberry Point, August 2017

https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/toleak-point "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Sometimes once is enough.  And, sometimes - it just is not.  This is a trail we'll be coming back to again and again.  So, much so - that you may tire of the story it tells.  But, I [...]

Sand-Packin’ ~ Strawberry Point, August 2016

http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/toleak-point "The ocean is everything I want to be, beautiful, mysterious, wild and free." I had been trying to talk Mikey into a trip to the coast for a while.  It's a trek for us to get there so it takes a little more time and planning and energy.  But, once we were there we [...]