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Ocean Shores: Witness to a whale's last journey

 

Mark Woytowich

Linda Woytowich examines a dead gray whale recently beached north of Ocean Shores.

Last month was my first time driving on the beach. Formerly I was totally against the idea of cars rolling down the Washington coast, based on the principle that rubber tires don't belong on sand.

Rubber-soled shoes, now that's another matter.

OK, so I've also entertained the argument that salt and sand can't be very good for your car either. Squealing brake pads, clogged air filter, salted chassis, right?

Well, never mind. This old dog learns a new trick.

Thus I find myself with Linda on a cool, breezy April morning, our Subaru rolling on the sand, heading south from Roosevelt Beach near...



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