The early fall came in like a sea hawk with a few days of rain and wind the previous week. The early strong winds always bring a change in weather. So today it was clear sunny and crisp cool weather causing people to clothe themselves with warmer garments. I challenged the weather by walking the beach on the eastern shores on Whidbey where the steep bulkheads are covered with wild brush, sturdy evergreen and alder trees, a small waterfall and lots of beach erioson. Some of these tree roots had given up holding on to the bank crashing down on the beach from the stormy winter weather beating against the steep bulkheads.
When I started on my 1 1/2 mile hike along the shoreline, I was able to pass between the fallen trees and the tide line. Being aware of the rising tide I didn’t walk further around the point concerned that I might be caught and unable to get by the fallen trees. I turned around just in time because the tide had risen 12 inches and I could no longer walk around the large log since it was now in the water. So I had to do a crab crawl under several fallen alder and evergreen trees and crawl over a large log to get through a difficult area on the beach.
It was a great walk with some small challenges along the way….loved it.