Yesterday was awesome. The days we go out to Hug Point usually are because it’s such a great place for the kids (and us) to play. It’s easily accessible off the 101 and it’s a short walk down to the beach where there is plenty to explore. We weren’t sure how high the tide would be and how far we would be able to go but we decided to go anyway. We had been cooped up in the house all day long on Thursday and we all needed some fresh air. The kids had way too much screen time and by the end of the day they were getting pretty loopy. I think I told them to go outside and run around in the rain and wind at one point because they were so stir crazy. So, being outside was absolutely necessary.
The kids said they didn’t remember this place on the drive up but as soon as they saw the waterfall it came back to them. Olivia took off in search of caves to climb in and didn’t hesitate to follow her brother into the dark parts.
I love their enthusiasm for exploring, it’s contagious. Grayson was climbing up the sandstone cliffs and Olivai had to follow him.
I just learned that this area was used by pioneers as a road, it was the only way to travel along this portion of the coast. It’s pretty wild to imagine stagecoaches traveling on the beach but that’s why it’s called Hug Point. They had to hug the point, even at low tide, to get past. There’s your little history lesson for the day.
Grayson always wants to hold any creature that we find and after we found this one, he was on a mission to find more.
The tide started coming in and we knew we wouldn’t be able to access some of the spots we wanted to see so we started to head back to the car and made a plan to come back another day.
The sun started to come out at the end of the day and I can see some blue skies peeking out from behind the clouds now so it looks like it will be another day out on the beach. We haven’t been able to go to the tide pools by our house because we keep missing low tide so that’s our plan for the today. And smores. Lots of smores.