The next day we drove halfway around the penninsula to Rialto beach where we started our hike. It was overcast and rained off and on, but the weather didn't spoil the secluded beauty of the Olympic coast. We hiked a mile north and came upon the Hole in the Wall, which is exactly what the name says. Since the tide was out we were able to hike through it and continue up the beach.
We hiked another four or five miles through sand, gravel, boulders and large driftwood timbers. We set up camp on on the beach and made a fire. It started to rain near the end of dinner so we jumped in the tent for the rest of the night (it rained before I could make my smore!). In the evening we could hear the waves getting louder and louder as the tide came in. Jamie had some strong concerns the tent was going to get breached by the waves, but I held faith to my tide tables and waited out the waves which never did reach us.
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May 26-27, 2000