Archives for category: At the Beach

Monday – Ruby Beach


Early Tuesday – Damon Point

I enjoyed the writing describing the Westport and Olympic Peninsula areas here.

Local info here.


Live Cam – Westport, Washington

Host page first, then click on the cam.

View live feed here.


Early Monday – Washington Coast – The North Beach


Early Sunday – Washington Coast – The North Beach

The summer pattern has become foggy out here. Fog in the morning, fog and a cool breeze late in the afternoon. The forecast can call for all day sun, but you may only see it for brief periods.

It feels like just a bit higher in elevation, or just a few miles inland, you would experience a warm summer day.

This pattern may be similar hundreds of miles south of here:

San Francisco Weather
Why is it so cold!!?

Last week, other parts of WA saw a heat wave that never came here.

Here is a look at local conditions via a live cam just south of here at Westport, Washington. We must go to a host page first, then click on the cam.

View the live feed here.


Coastal Live Cams

There are spots on the beach where you will see nothing but sand and fog in all directions.

No surf to play in this morning.

Heading back.


Early Sunday – Washington Coast – The North Beach


Early Tuesday – Washington Coast – The North Beach


Recent early morning walk – Washington Coast


Out to the beach – early Monday


Early Sunday

Washington Coast – The North Beach

The folks who did the 4th of July cleanup in the Ocean Shores area did excellent work. We have been out there a couple of times in the past week and the beach has been spotless. Well done.



Oak Bay Clams

Clam Dip

The Seal Rock Oyster


Washington Coast


Washington Coast


No crowds on a Wednesday


Grays Harbor – North Beach



Beachcombing may be an effort to find items to collect and bring home. Some people may be out to do a minor or major beach cleanup project. Some may be out to get a few photos or to take a look at how people are living their lives near the water.

Shallow water beachcombing is also an activity I enjoy. There can be a lot to see in the part of the beach that is not on dry land.

There is a lonely stretch of beach between Perego’s Lagoon and Fort Ebey. Less people can mean better beachcombing.

Hatch cover from a yacht. I found this item in the Port Townsend area.

This works well as an elevated table top when placed on sawhorses during a backyard bbq. Also great when set up like an outdoor coffee table.

This item was crying out for a little TLC when I found it.

Out back by the fire pit.

Local beach glass

A good spot to add to your collection.

Sometimes the outing is just a chance to take a look around.

Maybe a chance to see something from a time gone by.

Maybe a chance to work on a project.

A chance to see how people are living their lives near the water.

Starting a new day at Port Hadlock by rowing ashore:

Happy Hours

Quality time at Point Partridge

Oregon Coast

Low tide

Shallow water beachcombing at Fort Casey/Keystone Harbor

Oak Bay

Moon snail on the move

Fort Flagler

WA State Parks tell us not to collect driftwood for a campfire.

Sometimes firewood becomes driftwood.

We’ll save our picnic for another day.


Beach Find


Washington Coast

Related article:


Also fun to find:

Local beach glass


Damon Point


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Marvin took us out to the Grayland/Twin Harbors area for razor clams. This was the first time in my life that I had ever been out to dig razor clams.

When done right, razor clams are the best seafood I have ever had.


Washington Coast

Razor Clam seasons


Washington Coast

We got to the beach about two hours early. We had a really good outing. Left the beach before dark. Weather was great.


Thursday – Washington Coast



Damon Point on Saturday


Was not aware, until today, that Mount Rainier can be seen from this beach.

East winds out there today.


Washington Coast

Coming up:

Cliff Mass Weather Blog

October 22, 2021

Update on the Strongest Coastal Cyclone in Northwest History and an Introduction to Pacific Cyclones. All in my New Podcast