You find a narrow mossy path to a native plant garden. You wonder when it was last tended; it's the wildest garden you've seen in a long time. But would you really want to change anything?
Then the forest opens and you see a vast coastal prairie: douglas iris, salal, native blackberry, yarrow, and pacific reed grasses.
You step onto the Rim Trail because you've never been there.
And discover a meadow of sedges just around the corner.
And notice first flowers of spring: salmonberry barely unfurling their petals.
You wander aimlessly. It's imperative to lose yourself for a while.Tthen you can find the trail back home. Here it is: the beach below the sandy cliffs.
Not a bad place to live, really.