But when the sun crept through, I was shocked to find that beaches like this (read: bluffs and boulders, the industrial-strength coastline) existed outside of the few northern California hide-aways I grew up near. That this - this - is a National Park in our own backyard.
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I know that Margaret Atwood once wrote “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” But should your bike wheel spin like a lopsided cyclone?
We’re not going to deny it. We’re rather stoked about it. This brewery - now that we’re letting the taps flow freely - gets cranking when that northwest spring sunshine comes out. Those lucky souls that sneak down during work hours get lounge in the sun with a beer or three before the others can join, and the upstairs patio only grows busier and busier as the work day expires while the sun sets slower.
But there’s an undeniable longing inside of us that isn’t quite ready to give up on winter. Sure: bring on spring when downtown in Fairhaven. But we have some mixed feelings about the melting snow up in those Cascades.
If you haven’t figured it out on your own, one of our favorite parts of the Northwest is our access to the great outdoors! Besides all the one-of-a-kind landmarks around us, the Chuckanut mountain range is literally right out our front doors. There’s a lot to explore, here are some of our usual day trips and camps.