It’s now officially been more than half a year of this COVID lockdown… Half a year…
I took a few days off and did a mini-getaway. I left last Friday, and was intending to be away all this week. These were the first days off I have had since early March. Of course, 2020 had other plans, and a giant cloud of smoke blew in from the wildfires and settled everywhere leaving an aftermath of gunky, yellow air. First I moved my plans away from the fires, but I still wanted to go. I really needed a break!
So I had the seats taken back out of the car and put the bed back in and hit the road for some Washington Coast time. I camped, and walked the beaches, and looked for shells and sand dollars. I ate peanut butter and honey sandwiches, and fish and chips, and fish tacos, and an incredible gyro!
I checked out Willapa Bay, Long Beach, and Cape Disappointment. I spent some time reading while bundled up on the beach; it gets cold at night along the coast in September! Plus, all that wildfire smoke blocked out the heat from the sun… There are two lighthouses there, but the smoke/fog meant I could only see one.
All in all, it was a nice break. I needed some time to process things, and reset. I ended up coming home early though, since my Oregon Coast campground was quite close to a fire that hadn’t been contained. Best to just reschedule that for another time… Hopefully I’ll be traveling again soon.