PG says I must mention that the posts about our vacation days did not appear here in order written, newest on top, but rather were intercalated below carrying the dates they happened. March 21 Shipwatching, March 22 Wings of a Black-Legged Kittiwake, March 23-25 Mostly Being Together With Friends (in Another Country).
Even I can't make sense of what I have done to chronology. It's all because blogs are upside down, yes? I will now complete the disorder with some headline no-longer-news about our last day. On 26 March we went out to the Outer Coast to look for Whales at First Beach. We saw elk on the way, yaay for charismatic megafauna, but no whales at First Beach. The light was flatter than flat, no decent photos. We ate our sandwiches while not seeing the whales, then drove around to Rialto for a little beach time. Beauty, flat light, in truth flat spirits as well. But we were there. As were the elk, still, on the drive home.