The first day of our Anniversary getaway began with a short road trip, 130 miles to be exact. While we had been hoping for the sun we woke up to clouds per usual here on the coast. With a quick pit stop for coffee, we hit the road. Passing through the towns of Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Amanda Park and Queets we made it to our first stop of the day; Ruby Beach. If you have ever looked at photos of Washington or the Pacific Northwest you have no doubt seen plenty of images of Ruby Beach. It's an amazing place however the weather was less than amazing during our time there. We managed to get there as the tide was on it's way out but not enough so that we were able to find any tide pools which I'll be honest kind of bummed me out. The hike down to the beach is not bad although somewhat steep in certain sections, once on the beach, however, climbing over the large driftwood logs can be somewhat daunting and takes some extra caution when packing photo gear.