Another early morning of packing up the campsite and heading to the hiking trail-head. This time we were braving the longest spit in the world. It was 12 miles round trip, on a half rock, half sand beach. Walking that far in the sand with the sun beating down on you is no joke.
Unfortunately, I forget my camera battery in the car charger and have no pictures of the hike. We saw so many seals that is was almost mundane. At one point, there was a seal so close to the shore that Ashley yelled "Look Look!", the seal must have thought she was talking to him/her since he looked her dead in the eye and swam closer. Once the seal realized that it was the cause of her excitement, he/she dipped back into the water and swam off. It was pretty cool and we had a good laugh about it.
At the end of the spit is a light house. I still do not see the fascination with them but it was the 2nd one we got to see on this trip. We took a little tour of the lighthouse and had lunch before hiking back. Front the end of the spit, you can see Mount Baker in the distance.
Ashley did a great job at mostly staying out of the sun by using the best hiking accessory ever, a bandana. We both got a little sunburn on our faces but nothing severe.
After the hike, the sun had drain much of our energy but we had a long way to drive. We intended on camping in Mount Rainer National Park that night. The GPS was struggling to find a good route and we ended up finding a cool local nut shop on the side of the road. We got all sorts of free samples and even go some to bring back with us.