Sadly, as it turns out, Becky was unable to walk to the lighthouse with me. She ended up slipping and completely dislocating her knee. I left her on the grass with my keys, hoping she would be able to somehow get in the car, and thinking it was somewhat rude for me to go on without her. She insisted, and I wanted the pictures, so I went. The walk to North Head is a breeze. It was mostly level, with just gentle elevation changes every so often. The path was gravel, but it was smooth, easy to walk, and not too muddy. There was no real climbing like on the trail yesterday.
It was a very gray day, but at least it wasn't pouring like the day before. I saw a place where you could go around the fence and up a sidewalk, so I took it and walked up the sidewalk to get some pictures of the lighthouse below without all the people milling about. It was nice up there, quiet and peaceful and great views. It was also warmer and much less windy because I was sheltered by the hill. Here are some of the pictures I took from up there.
I came back down the hill and took a few photographs with the normal lens as I did. By then most of the others had left.
As I was heading to the car, the pelicans came back and were swooping very close overhead. I got a few more shots of them and headed to the car.
Becky had managed to get herself in the car and was spread out over the two middle seats with her leg up. She spent the time reading. We headed back down the hill toward Ilwaco in search of pain reliever and food. I was glad I let her talk me into going for the photos. I will post the sea lions and pelicans in another blog. As always, if you want to see the pictures bigger, just click on them.