We are definitely taking this vacation pretty easy. Sleeping in (until almost 6 AM), having a lot of pajama time, taking a nap or two, and heading out in the afternoon to see what can be seen. These two days we concentrate on Westport and don’t wander far afield. Westport is located on a peninsula on the south side of the entrance to Grays Harbor from the Pacific Ocean. The Westport Marina is the largest marina on the actual coast of the northwest U.S. The marina is home to a lot of commercial fishing boats. We walk around the docks and take a look at the Maritime Museum.
We stop by the Maritime Museum just in time for closing. So we walk around the outside and look at the exhibits. There are many skeletons of blue and gray whales. Enormous!
We also notice that there is a fishing derby going on. The winner is the person who catches the biggest fish in different categories. Maybe they are all waiting until the last minute but the whole time we were down there only one person came in with a fish.
After watching the incredibly exciting (not) fish derby we head to check on the tennis court that I found by looking on Google maps. It is cracked and in bad shape. Two little boys say that someone has tried to burn it down recently. We are not sure how that would work but we decide to give tennis a pass tomorrow.
We stop at the grocery store and pick up some chicken and vegetables to make for dinner.
After dinner we take a walk down the beach. Some people are building a big bonfire, someone else is driving their truck down the beach. This is the most activity we’ve seen on any beach. We find some sand dollars (related to urchins) to bring home to Nathan and Sam. But the weather is turning colder and it is time to head back to the house.
On Monday we didn’t do much. Mostly just sat around in comfy clothes and did puzzles and such. Late in the day we went out to see Washington’s tallest lighthouse and buy something for dinner.
Tomorrow we head north to the Olympic National Park and the rainforests.