these are some of the douglas firs along the path out to Cape Flattery, WA. Wonderful 3/4 mile hike out to a beautiful point with a lighthouse on an island offshore. Claims on the signs say that Puffins and other sea birds nest there in the spring. I would love to go back and see. This is near Neah, WA which is the most northwest point of US and Canada is right across the Straight of Juan de Fucca. It is also a Mahak Indian Reservation with a wonderful museum showing the history of these Native Americans. There is a life size replica of a long hut that they would have lived in and gives you an great feel by being inside of how they lived. Plus they have several canoes that show how the people built different sized and shapes for whatever they were doing or hunting. So interesting. I also stayed in a campground one night that was on the reservation as well.
the caves are caused from waves crashing and wearing these holes in the rocks over the years. Those are cormorants and I could hear other birds inside but not sure what they were. I did hear some pigeon guillemots but did not see them. And of course there were black oyster catchers.
this is the right side caves. There were caves in all three directions.
Below is the cape flattery lighthouse. It is out on an island and was hard to build and hard to live on because of the isolation and weather.