I love Friday! I look forward with way too much anticipation to notification of the weekly photo challenge. This week did not disappoint.
This week’s photo challenge, “Off-Season” is right up my alley. The husband and I don’t have kids (though we have a lovely selection of nieces and nephews) so we do the bulk of our travel in the off-season, when prices are lower and the kids are in school. We also often plan at least one trip a year in our own great state as there are so many beautiful places we have yet to explore in Washington.
Last October the husband and I spent a week in the LaPush/Forks area. Yes, of vampire fame. What’s interesting is that none of the films were actually filmed there, but that hasn’t kept fans away. LaPush and Forks sit in Northwest Washington. It is a beautiful area and, during the summer, attracts tourists in droves. Both for the vampires and the beautiful beaches and proximity to the Hoh Rainforest and Olympic National Park. However, in October the area is….empty. Sometimes almost eerily empty.
One morning we awoke and headed for Second Beach. This beach a good mile long with rocks off the shore to make the scenery even more breathtaking. We dodged rain showers that morning and were rewarded with some sunshine. Best of all? We had the beach all to ourselves. I think we saw all of a half dozen other people. And, the sun and clouds made for some breathtaking pictures.
Off season….my very favorite season.