In the morning we had to wait until the people in our next site left. We got moved over and setup just before noon. We definitely have a much nicer view although we are much more exposed to the wind. The pictures are from this afternoon when the weather was much better.
Normally you are supposed to back into these sites but not with this view out the front window.
Today I had planned to do a hike along the shoreline to a lighthouse but the weather was overcast, rather cool with a strong wind. We decided to stick to the forest so it was back to some more waterfalls.
First up was Miner’s Falls, which was the one we skipped yesterday because it was too busy. It was still busy but at least we could get a spot in the parking lot.
The trail is only 0.6 miles one way. The forest we walked through was a bit different for us. All the trees seemed about the same height with no low branches and a dense canopy. There was also very little undergrowth so you could see a long way.
Jennie thought these raised roots made the tree look like a witch’s broom,
So … A warlock’s broom.
I don’t know why they bothered with the first viewing platform.
Down we go to the main one.
For some reason the falls look crooked to me in all the picture but the trees are vertical so the camera was not rotated.
These people hopped the fence (horrors!) and did a lot of selfies at the bottom.
We thought the holes in the rock made it look like a skull.
Back to the car and off to Miner’s Beach that we had also skipped yesterday. We pretty much had it to ourselves.
Again with Bridle Veil Falls in the distance.
You can just barely see the thin stream of water.
Looking towards the point with Miner’s Castle on its far side.
I did a photosphere here as well. The beach ones always seem very disjointed.
While Jennie was off exploring I took some wave shots.
Next was the hike to Chapel Falls. From the main road you must take a 6 mile, rather potholed dirt, to get to the trailhead. This area is always busy because a lot of hikes leave from here. Cars were lined up down the road but we managed to find a spot in the parking lot as someone had just left.
The hike to the falls is 3.2 miles return, through another beautiful open forest.
A tiny bit of colour in a very green forest.
There were a lot of very large dead trees that looked like they had chicken pox.
Lots of fungus.
I love the tiny red ones.
The official view of the falls was once again somewhat obscured.
Down the trail a bit you could climb down to the crest. Not a great view either.
The photosphere does a much better job from here.
Upstream were some pretty, small cascades.
And a bridge.
The bridge is officially to allow the trail to continue to the shoreline but it allows everyone to get to the other side of the top of the falls as well.
Again the photosphere does it better.
On our way home we did a quick stop at Sand Point. I was sure I had read that the sand here was tinged with red. Nope, but still a nice beach. It would be great for a swim if the water was warmer.
The weather forecast for the next few days looks bad, which is why we crammed so much into yesterday and today.