February 1-2, 2013
After visiting the light house in Westport, we started the drive back around the bay. We debated where and if to east. We looked for the Westport Brewing but missed it (it is behind the Shell station) and decided to head on out to Ocean Shores. We drove around to check out the strip and Damon Point before returning to eat. We decided on Bennett's Fish Shack. It was actually very good. G had a crab melt and I had a combo - fish, clams and fries. And they had an excellent NW microbrew selection on tap. G had the Elysian IPA and I had the Big Al Bitter. Everything was yummy.
We checked into the Best Western Lighthouse Suite Inn at the northern end of the beach. Unfortunately, the fireplace was not working in the room we were booked in and they changed our room to a corner room. Sweet! We had booked a discount senior rate so it was a steal and the perfect winter getaway. Thank you Best Western!
The fourth floor room had a small balcony that over looked the dunes, beach and ocean. The sun was flitting in and out of the clouds but there was still time for a walk out on the beach. We walked the short distance from the hotel to the shoreline and watched an amazing large flock of dunlins waving back and forth over the surf. It was so magical to watch them fly and land while the sun was setting. We walked back to our room in the twilight and spent a relaxing night around the fire.
The next morning we headed to Amici's for breakfast. We arrived shortly before they opened at 9am (winter hours). It is owned and run by a charming couple. The menu is supper yummy and great service. G had an omelet and I had an excellent corn beef hash. The latte was a perfect wake up. We were stuffed and ready for some bird watching.
View north of the dunes and shoreline from our room