Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Honeymoon Day 5

We woke up on Friday to lots of fog and my knee unable to bear weight! So instead of the beach, I hobbled down the steps to the car and we drove around the little Indian village of La Push. Having grown up near the water, I am familiar with fishing boat deaths, but it is still sobering every time I see a memorial.

In the 70s the fishing port was booming but the laws changed about 1975. Now mainly native Americans fish and sports fishermen go out for salmon or steelhead. I'm not sure what they are fishing for at the moment with all the new restrictions to protect the salmon, but there were many people coming and going.

The fog actually made the dirty little village look much prettier and charming.

Trees always catch my attention and I especially enjoy windswept trees on the coast.

Remnants of the bygone fishing boom.

The trees on the other side of the Quillayute River are by the parking lot for Rialto Beach where we were the day before.

After a quick trip to Forks so that we could call our children, I mostly stayed on the bed, allowing the knee to rest and read The Shack. Intermittently I took photos off the deck.

This beach attracts a lot of surfers in wet suits - the water here is cold!

We didn't have an actual sunset because the fog rolled back in but the glow on the south banks which are naturally yellow, was beautiful.

Looking directly into the sun through clouds.

That night there were some fireworks on the beach to enjoy.

It is impossible to say exactly how disappointed I was that my time on the beaches here was cut short. I have to admit I did feel sorry for myself, but Hubby and I had a nice time together and it was nice that we could actually see the ocean from our room. Still, I had plans to show him some of my favorite places on the coast... they all meant hikes that my knee couldn't do. Six days later, I still can't hike, so whatever I did to my knee, I did it good! So, if any of my readers would like to pray for me, I would appreciate it. I'd love to get out there and enjoy some walking with my family on the rest of the trip!


Teresa said...

I'm sorry about your knee, Theresa. I'll be praying for you.

You really need to start participating in Sky Watch Friday (it actually starts on Thursday). You have such beautiful pictures!

Wool Winder said...

I do hope your knee feels better soon. I read how you hurt it in the previous post. You've collected some awesome photographs and memories on this trip.

kymk99 said...

So sorry to hear about your knee, but what a blessing to have so much time to spend with your hubby. And thanks for the treat of those postcards!

Yvonne :o)