OK on to the walk. It was at theNestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge which was a former Jesuit retreat center (yesterday we found an old fountain and saw a chimney hidden in the trees---there used to be a lodge (there may still be) and some decrepit old cabins. There's also a bit of a road that is part of the hike). And the wildlife included two deer:
And a spotted squirrel with a dark patch on its back.
The views were really beautiful though. This is looking east to the coastal range.
And then there was a view where the Nestucca bay meets the ocean:
And of course, my favorite.
There were a few little tree flowers blooming.