Winter is my favorite time to visit the beach.
Yes. That’s right. Winter. And for so many reasons.
Snow and freezing wind discourage most from wandering onto the trails and beaches, leaving it all to the brave… err well, maybe not so much brave and well-prepared. I was once told that no weather is uncomfortable unless you’ve failed to wear proper clothing.
Elle, an Australian, and Christian, a true Oregonian, have been traveling back and forth across the pacific to see each other for the past year. He decided to take her to the top of steep and snowy Saddle Mountain to make it official.
Afterward we crossed the Columbia River over to The Souwester Lodge in Long Beach, Washington. This place is amazing! A trailer park of vintage airstreams, all lovingly restored and decked out with the cutest retro interior design.
We cruised out to the beach the next morning where fishermen have strew their lines out for the daily catch. Nothing like a smoky fire and salty air for a new beginning. Congrats guys!