We pulled into foggy Kyuquot and tied up at the public pier. Our mission: to find a restaurant meal, the first opportunity in many weeks. A very friendly lab met us at the top of the ramp and led us along the boardwalk and path to Java the Hut café where we had great burgers and spent the afternoon on the deck talking to a few locals and other boaters. Luke (the guy our age with a whale skull hanging on his cabin just across the inlet) gave us some great recommendations on stops further south. His thoughts echoed some discussions we’d been having… if you’ve seen one inlet, you’ve seen them all, but the coastal islands and beaches are the real jewel of the west coast.
Gorgeous sunset in Walters Cove.
A velella jelly on the beach at Rugged Point
A perfect time to visit Rugged Point. With a good southerly blowing on the ocean, we were nice and protected behind the point and had a great bonfire on the beach.