KALALOCH LODGE:The Lodge, my breakfast and a walk on the Beach
This place is one of my favorite places that I've ever stayed. It was a perfect pit stop on my road trip. It was a log cabin right on the beach south of Forks, WA. It was a classic example of a perfect hideaway for a cold and rainy night. Warm, inviting and cozy.
Mine was a two-room cabin on the beach. I didn't need the two rooms but it would have been a nice two-room for a family. The bed had a feather comforter and was supremely comfortable. Like sleeping on a white fluffy cloud.
My cabin even had a window toward the ocean. The cabins in front of me had a greater view but you could see, hear and smell the ocean from my cabin.
A leather couch in the corner which I used for a place to hold my luggage.
You also get a small kitchen and a nice kitchen table with 4 chairs. If you don't want to eat at the restaurant you can make your own food. I only stayed one night so I didn't use it but if I get the chance to come back I would definitely make this place my base camp and cook food from here.
Here's the bathroom complete with sink, toilet and shower. Small but clean and perfect.
One of my favorite parts of my cabin was this working wood fireplace. They provide you with a pile of wood, matches and a firestarter with instructions on how to start a fire/use the fireplace (in case you've never used one before). I IMMEDIATELY started my fire as it was cold and I wanted it toasty warm. It definitely didn't take long before the entire cabin warmed up nicely.
My roaring fire with shoes drying out and getting warm. Perfect and glorious.
A rainy day started with an absolutely superb breakfast at the Restaurant at the Lodge. The ingredients were fresh and tasty. The eggs light and fluffy, the ham a 1/4 inch thick and the fruit was juicy and fresh. It was tasty. Oh, right, I already said that, but really how much better of a compliment can you give than, "It was tasty!"
WALKING THE BEACH AT KALALOCH LODGE
When I checked in it was past 10 o'clock and dark but you could hear the roar of the ocean and this entire inlet would have been swallowed up with sea water.
When you check in at the Lodge you have to sign a form indicating that you are aware that that the tide will bring in drift logs and it's dangerous to walk along the beach when the tide is high. You could be crushed by drift logs.
This is the beach at low tide.
The beach was laden with black smooth stones and driftwood. It was raining while I was walking the beach but I didn't really care. I had my raincoat on. I was most worried about my camera getting wet and ruined so I kept it under my coat.
I even saw this huge tree trunk with roots. It was bigger than my wingspan washed up on shore.
Laying my camera on a log with a piece of cloth covering it, setting the timer and dashing back into place.
These logs were laying all over the beach like garbage on the streets of New York just piled up and strewn all over.
Piles of smooth, wet black stones all over the beach. It surprised me because of all the beaches I've been to, the majority of them have only have soft smooth sand not huge stones.
A teepee on the beach. With a little fire pit close by and logs to sit on. Sounds like a perfect night on the beach to me.
This is part of the beach where erosion has taken it's course. The trudgingly slow decay of the side of the beach. The ocean gradually taking it away piece by piece a grain at a time. Imagine how long it takes for this to happen.
I scared away an entire flock of seagulls. Not on purpose or anything I just happened to be walking that way and spooked them.
I hope you enjoyed these pictures and keep checking my blog for more posts on my adventure in the Pacific Northwest.
Have a great day!