on March 7, 2002
What a wonderful way to end a trip to the Olympic peninsula! Rialto Beach wasn't really on our to-do list, but it ended up being our favorite part of the park. We arived about a half hour before the sunset. The rocky islands just off of the coast caught my eye immediately--it's a familiar sight from many nature calendars. After a short walk over the beautiful colored stones, we sat on one of the many huge pieces of driftwood that lined the beach. It was quite cool and windy, especially for a sunny day in late summer. There were a few photographers setting up cameras to catch the sunset, but the beach was by no means crowded. As the sun slowly dipped below the horizon, the gulls became little black dots against the blazing orange sky. Breathtaking.
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