Monday, July 23, 2012
Pictured Rocks, We Begin to Explore
We would not have had half the fun or learned nearly as much if we hadn’t met Carole and Bob and their friend Carole at the first Overlook. We were marveling at the 300 foot sand dunes and wondering if it really would take two hours to climb back up after a wild slide to surfside.
“Trust me. At Least that much.”
Bob filled in lots more useful information and we traded the usual biographies and cool places to visit. We were all having a nice time, so we drove to the Lighthouse trailhead and formed up again.
But for our local guides, we might have taken the boring dirt service road trail, but we followed Bob along the water’s edge for an ever changing view of rocks, and forested points, shipwrecks in the surf line and tiny miniature forests of plants.
The Lighthouse put a stony exclamation point on the hike. We walked back along the trail switching partners and learning even more about each other.
We wandered some more side roads and picnicked at Twelve Mile Beach, but the highly recommended boat tour will have to wait. In the evening, Patty pursued the evasive Agate, but Pam and Martin came by to show us theirs.