This past weekend in celebration of our first wedding anniversary, we took a little family camping trip out to the coast to Cape Disappointment State Park. Just a 15 min drive north of Astoria into the great state of Washington is this magical place with miles of pacific coastline, a jetty and not one but two(!) lighthouses.
I have a bit of thing for lighthouses, the idea is so haunting and romantic, men working in a tower of light guiding ships at sea away from the rocky coastline. A brochure for the North Head lighthouse revealed that a keeper’s wife jumped into the ocean to her death because she couldn’t stand the constant crashing of the waves against the cliff.
We spend a long time walking along the coast admiring the miles of debris that looked like a driftwood graveyard bleached by the sun. Zoe enjoyed this part most of all, helping me hunt for the best pieces of wood to bring back home.
A great weekend in a beautiful setting with my favorite person/furry one. I definitely recommend camping on the coast if you ever can, even just the smell of the ocean is amazing. We came back refreshed and ready to get back to making, hopefully some fun projects will come of the inspiration from this getaway. More photos on our flickr.