There she is with our two dogs. The grey Miniature Schnauzer is named Bugnut; this is a rather odd name but it fits. The Scottish Terrier is name Jacques, a french name on a Scottish Terrier was not my idea! This was Jacques' first camping trip and Buggies first in 8 years. Walks on the beach and defending their territory was high on the list of good things for the dogs.
Let's look at BayView State Park. A rather small park just outside of Bayview Washington, reservations are accepted during the summer months and probably recommended. During the off season it is a first come basis with a payment box. Sites 1 through 9 are the premium sites!
You can see the back of our truck too the left. This photo was taken from the entrance to the park looking towards sites 1 to 9. The water in the back is Padilla Bay. From the camping area there is a path under road to the beach. A number of people picnicking and leftover rose petals from a wedding, really cool!! I think the wedding was for one of the park rangers!
The beach is a rocky beach, when the tide goes out the bay almost disappears into a big mud flat. Across the bay is an oil refinery which looks quite stunning at times.
My wife builds a great fire, which we kept going for hours. Since we would have to leave before noon we stretched the night as long as we could, but eventually called it a night. We opened the door to the trailer and Jacques walked right into the kennel and laid down without even turning to face the door. 'Been a big day buddy?'
Another fire in the morning and another walk on the beach.
A half mile from the park is trail along the seawall that we hope to walk sometime, but time did not allow it this trip. We put the fire out and packed up the trailer and dogs, time to go home. My wife did the return drive, no clenching of teeth heading home!! Good timing since it started raining halfway there.
Camping with just the two of us worked great! Camping with the dogs worked great! My wife is ready to drive the trailer anywhere, and she can can back it into the driveway!
We got everything unpacked and went in to check on the dogs. Jacques says 'oh daddy, camping is hard work!'