La Push Boats 1

Two days after Christmas, Katy, Guy and I went to La Push, a small Indian village on the Olympic coast. Guy and I visited this place when we finished our hike on the Olympic coast two years ago, and we found it utterly charming. The natural setting is awe-inspiring, with huge breakers crashing up against big rock formations, the Quillayute River mouth rushing past the docks, ramshackle houses and boats, and a cozy harbor just inside the breakers.

The first evening we were there, I painted these boats form a photo hanging in the motel room as the rain and wind beat on the motel windows.