Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

A good day on the Washington coast


December 1, 2022

Justin Johnson

The ocean swell crashes against a breakwater wall in Westport on Thanksgiving Day. It was the first king tide of the season, measuring +10.8 feet.

After a fall that included several months of lead-up to the midterm elections and a busy high school sports season, last week afforded me a chance to get away from the Journal's office for a few days to recharge.

It felt good and allowed me an opportunity I haven't yet had during my four years here in the Evergreen State.

My parents and much of my family are a 14-hour drive away in Idaho and Utah and with the general unpredictability of wintertime weather on Interstate 84 through eastern Oregon and southern Idaho, I generally find myself left on my own for most of winter's major holidays....

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