14 July 2015

Return to Kilchis Point

It was over a year ago that we first walked some of the trail system at the Kilchis Point Reserve.
When I recently found out they had made some more improvements to the trail that leads to the wonderful Tillamook Bay, I knew we had to revisit ---
so I said au revoir to my current mission of decluttering
and we (being the Farmer Boy, the furry one and I) took off for a day along the bay.
 
The flowers were beautiful...
 
 
The trails were fabulous--
paver bricks on the trailhead loop,
compacted gravel on the other trails
and wooden bridges over the creeks--some of which looked pretty dry to us.
We really, really need a soaking rain right now.  
 
 
 
The forest and woodlands were a Celtic gal's delight with green everywhere!
Got to LOVE that color...
especially with many areas looking more like late summer right now.
 
 
Woodland canopy--nice!
Sweet birdsong included for free!
Many educational interpretive signs to read along all the trails...
 
And about a mile later...
 
 
A view of Tillamook Bay from the new, incredibly fragrant cedar gazebo!
 
 
with an ADA ramp nonetheless
(sorry about the overexposed bay in the background. I'll have to research how to fix that).
 
 
Of course, there was NO way I was going to stop at the gazebo--
no matter how fragrant it was.
Down to the bay,
the beautiful bay...
muddy sandals, pretty views!
 
 
Oh to see this lovely place at sunrise or sunset when the light is golden and wonderful.
Undisturbed, peaceful, natural.  
 
No wonder I often daydream about being in my pioneer ancestor's shoes...
to see large areas like this, to live in an area like this.
Pure paradise.
 
I can hardly wait till their next update--
I am REALLY excited about it:)
 
Well it's time to eat the marionberries my DH picked for me.
Yep, turned out we had a few left and they're all mine :)
Thank you hubby!

 
I leave you with this picture of a Kilchis Point Reserve resident.
Neat huh?
 
Hope you enjoyed our trip to the bay...
time for berries!
 
Blessings,
Aimee
 
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18 comments:

Linda W. said...

That's a beautiful trail! I'll have to hike there one of these days. Glad you got out to the coast.

Lorrie said...

Taking a break like this surely uncluttered your mind so that you could attack the other clutter with renewed energy. What a beautiful, beautiful trail.

Betsy said...

Thank you for taking us along with you. I am missing the ocean very much these days. Love the smooth paths too.
Blessings,
Betsy

Sallyo said...

As always, I love your photos of the coast! Makes me wish I could see it again. Good luck on your mission to clean. It inspires me to try, try again to declutter my home, too.

Jill said...

Thank you for your kind words on my blog. This is a lovely post I enjoyed all the pictures. Well.... could do without the big bug though...lol I'm not a big bug fan, especially if they fly! LOL Have a great night.

Blessings,
Jill

Gracie Saylor said...

Your beautiful hike will energize you to continue your decluttering! I downloaded and read the book "Simplify" and found it very encouraging....now to take action :) We have had some blueberries from our bush already and I am glad you are enjoying your various berries too. Wishing blessings to you and yours, Aimee.

aimee said...

@Linda~
It truly is...I think you would enjoy it although it won't challenge you like your lovely mountain trails :)
Blessings,
Aimee

@Lorrie~
You are right:) It truly revived me to continue cleaning and sorting. It reminded me of some of the areas you have up there.
Blessings,
Aimee

@Betsy~
The paths were amazing--very easy to walk on. And, even though we passed other people on occasion, it was by no means crowded at all! I hope you'll be able to come down this way later this summer and see our ocean Betsy. I know how much you love it:)
Blessings,
Aimee

@Sally~
Good to hear from you! Someday you'll have to take a little trip westward and see the ocean again:) Thank you! I am making headway slowly but surely and it feels great! Glad I could pass a bit of inspiration along...
Blessings,
Aimee

@Jill~
You are most welcome! Glad you enjoyed my pictures of Kilchis Point Preserve:) LOL--he was trying his best to get away from us...now if he had come after me...
Blessings,
Aimee

@Gracie~
Correct! It has also made me much happier! YEA for you!!! We shall have to compare notes as we work to minimize and declutter our homes:) YUM on the blueberries--so happy you had some too!
Blessings,
Aimee

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh how pretty- I am like you..I would want to walk right down to the water and wade around.
Have a blessed day!

Sammy Sam said...

Hi Aimee, very nice. That was a nice get-away for us too. Thanks.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Absolutely the perfect Oregon Summer post Aimee... Beautiful walk through the woods straight to the ocean. Perfect weather. And Marionberries! Life is good. Thanks for the addition to my list of places to visit too!

aimee said...

@Terri~
Definitely!! Wishing you a blessed day also:)
Blessings,
Aimee

@Sam~
Very glad you enjoyed it Sam! Our furry one was pretty tired after her 2 mile trip...she slept on the way home. Aimee and Farmer Boy were pretty tired too:)
Blessings,
Aimee

@Sallie~
Thank you! I have a long list of places I love in NW Oregon:) I think you would enjoy Kilchis Point Reserve too---the new gazebo was built to observe birds:)
Blessings,
AImee

Stephen said...

Lord but that looks like a truly gorgeous trail. I *so* much want to explore the PNW next time I'm on your side of the pond!

aimee said...

@Stephen~
Welcome to my little corner of the web and thanks for your comment!
It really is a pretty little trail and I LOVED the bay views at the end! I hope you'll be able to spend some time exploring the PNW on your next trip to the US too. Between our high deserts, mountain ranges, coastline and more there is something for everyone:)
Blessings,
Aimee

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Really wonderful photos Aimee. Thank you for sharing them. It must have been a glorious day with good weather. Especially with different shades of green from various trees.

God bless you and your family.

Bethany Carson said...

Love the flowers, and the bay is beautiful! Looks like a great place for a hike!

aimee said...

@Victor~
Thanks! It was a great day for a hike especially under the canopy of the forest and woodland:)
Blessings,
Aimee

@Bethany~
That it is--Tillamook Bay is one of my most favorite places in Oregon and it was nice to hike in such a lovely place:)
Blessings, Aimee

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I had to visit again and enjoy the wonderful photos.

God bless.

aimee said...

@Victor~
God is the Master Artist! I LOVE His work too:)
Blessings,
Aimee

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