Thursday, July 30, 2009

Olympic Coast

5 days ago I returned from a 7 day backpack adventure along the Olympic Coast in Washington State. 6 of us hiked 41 miles carrying all our gear and food over sandy beaches, wet seaweed covered rocks, and up and down ladders and ropes to the rain forest surrounding the ocean. We saw bald eagles everyday like you would a sparrow or crow. We saw many different colors of Starfish, anemones, and crabs. We saw sea lions swimming back and forth in front of our camp on the beach and sunning themselves on the rocks. It was scenery and wildlife like I have never experienced before. It was a physically strenuous trip but fun and very rewarding.

Because of weight issues I did not carry any art supplies but as we got closer to the end I started picking up little bits of things that could be used in future projects and even made a piece of art to be found by someone else on the beach.

We saw vestiges of others people art projects...we called this "The Christmas Tree" and then when we made our camp in the rain forest that night, we decorated the trees around the campfire with floats and one of our friends even made a hammock out of sea trash.

And last but not least I made an 8X8 collage of bits of maps and things from the trip.

1 comment:

marianne said...

looks like a great trip! thanks for sharing!