I love being there in the off season. The weather was perfect, and the tourists gone.
The first night, we had the campground to ourselves.
The tidepools, new moon night sky, tumbling on the dunes, empty campground and new binoculars were perfect. So were the roasted marshmallows and cold root beers. And my heart soars when I think of the way the boys fell over themselves about the sea caves at low tide, climbing big rocks (and throwing small rocks), and watching the bats and the sunsets. We learn so much and sleep so deeply when we camp out.
Doesn't it all look so effortless? It wasn't.
But it was so wonderful that we'll do it again and again and again.