The forecast was for rain. Not exactly what we wanted for a couple of days at the beach but at least we had reserved a yurt. We would stay dry and warm.
It was about a 3 hour drive which took us down I-5 through Olympic and then we headed out to the coast. It took us through the heart of the Washington timber country. We passed loaded and empty truck but more distressing the miles and miles of clear cuts. I realize it is a crop, an industry and more important the life line to this area of the state but it is needless to say very depressing to drive through areas that look like a war zone.
We reached Raymond and turned off to drive along the top of Willapa Bay to the town of Tokeland. We wanted to see what the area was like because there is another park with yurts in the area. It was sunny and we saw some wonderful flocks of sandpipers and sighted our first pelicans. We returned and continued around the bay to Ilwaco and checked in about 2:30pm.
The yurt was exactly as we expected. We opened a window to cool and air and then headed to the beach for a little bit of exploring. We returned and had our dinner. It looked like it was clearing so we headed back to the beach and caught a wonderful sunset.
Yurt at Cape Disappointment State Park
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