|Land locked Goose Barnacles|
Back to the ocean for a hike. The ocean beach makes a great tick free hike. There is even a bit of solitude in the stretches that are from the parking areas. I like to park at Twin Harbors State park and then walk to Westport.
We have lunch at the Westport Museum. We used to lunch on the sidewalk benches but got tired of people staring at us like we were hobos with our day packs. Rich people who do this hike could eat at a restaurant in Westport.
The hike is 10 miles round trip. We don’t normally get a lot sand in our shoes but we do catch the sun. We have to wear sunscreen for this hike. A lot of interesting stuff had washed ashore recently so we had plenty to look at and take pictures of.
The highlight of the day was seeing a seal pup on the beach. The pup was so cute I just wanted to poke it and squeeze it to death. I might bring a camera with a long lens next time I do this. I could not stay a respectful distance from the pup and still get a good picture, so I have no good pictures of it.
The weather was nice, not to hot, not too cold and not too windy.
10 miles with 50 feet elevation gain
|Seal pup in the center|