Washington Coast Magazine, December 03, 2015

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December 03, 2015 edition of the Washington Coast Magazine

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<ul><li><p>HOME: Nature by </p><p>DesignWINTER 2016 $3.99A supplement to The Daily World</p><p>Washaway BeachTHE MYSTERIES OF</p><p>SHOPPING:Local Gift </p><p>Ideas! </p><p>LOCAL:Holy Lamb Organics</p></li><li><p>EXPLORE RAYONIERHUNTING.COM FOR NEW HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES IN 2015</p><p>Access permits are required to enter Rayonier land. Go to rayonierhunting.com for details.</p><p>Visit rayonierhunting.com to find your own recreational lease or register to receive notification of the dates and times permits will go on sale.</p><p>Contact Rayonier today855.729.4868hunting@rayonier.com</p><p>ATTENTION HUNTERS</p></li><li><p>FEATURES</p><p>30 HOLY LAMB ORGANICSThis 15-year-old company not only makes natural organic wool bedding, but practices eco-friendly ways.</p><p>TOP The Foster home surrounded by nature.</p><p>ABOVE Willow Whitton, founder and owner of Holy Lamb Organic</p><p>COVER Baby seals sharing a moment on the shores of Washaway Beach.Photo by Erika Langley</p><p>COVER</p><p>contentswinter 2016</p><p>36 WASHAWAY BEACHThe story of a place where people live knowing that the ocean will eventually take their homes.</p><p>46How an architect and his wife built their dream home on a hillside surrounded by the forest.</p><p>DESIGN BY NATURE</p><p>4 Winter 2016 | WASHINGTON COAST MAGAZINE </p></li><li><p>contents</p><p>Windermere Real Estate/Aberdeen101 South Broadway Aberdeen 360-533-6464 www.windermeregraysharbor.com</p><p>Our work is not about houses......its about people.</p><p>Serving all of Grays Harbor CountyResidential - Commercial - LandMulti-year winner!</p></li><li><p>winter 2016</p><p>contents</p><p>IN THIS ISSUE12 BOOK Olympic Peninsula</p><p>14 DIY How to Find the Perfect Christmas Tree</p><p>16 DRINK Wishkah Distillery</p><p>20 DINE Ocean Crest Resort</p><p>26 STYLE Rexs Barbershop</p><p>56 SHOPPING Give Local This Holiday Season</p><p>58 WORKPLACE Alder Creative</p><p>62 TRAVEL Tokeland Hotel</p><p>73 WHO &amp; WHY Why Nancy Lachel Loves Living Here</p><p>74 LAST SHOT Ruby Beach</p><p>14</p><p>IN EVERY ISSUE10 From the Editor 72 Advertisers Directory </p><p>TOP Dining room at Ocean Crest Resort</p><p>ABOVE A room at Tokeland Hotel</p><p>FIND THE </p><p>PERFECT </p><p>CHRISTMAS TR</p><p>EE </p><p>PG. 14</p><p>18</p><p>6 Winter 2016 | WASHINGTON COAST MAGAZINE </p></li><li><p>IN EVERY ISSUE10 From the Editor 72 Advertisers Directory </p><p>LOVE WINS.Most Awarded</p><p>Small SUVThe longest-lasting sedan in its class</p><p>2300 Carriage Loop SW Olympia Mon-Sat 8 to 7 ~ Sun 11 to 6 www.HansonMotors.com</p><p>1-360-943-2120</p><p>Your Subaru Dealer for 33 Years</p></li><li><p>Contact informationAdvertising inquiries, subscriptions &amp; change of address: 360-532-4000. Back issues $8 plus shipping and handling. </p><p>Washington Coast Magazine is published by The Daily World, a division of Sound Publishing and may not be reproduced without express written permission, all rights reserved. No liability is assumed by Washington Coast Magazine, The Daily World or Sound Publishing regarding any content in this publication. A subscription to Washington Coast Magazine is $14 annually. </p><p>Single copies are available at select locations throughout Grays Harbor and Pacific counties including: Safeway, Aberdeen, Everybodys, Elma and Raymond, IGA, Ocean Shores, Sandpiper, Pacific Beach, Seabrook, Pacific Beach, Gordons, McClearywww.thedailyworld.com 2016 by The Daily World 315 S. Michigan St. Aberdeen, WA 98520</p><p>Publisher Stan Woody</p><p>Editor Doug Barker</p><p>Associate Kellie Ann BenzEditor </p><p> Contributors Editorial Gail Greenwood Ayres Dan Jackson Doug Barker Kellie Ann Benz Jake Schild Kyle Mittan Erika LangleyPhotography Kevin Hong Kyle Mittan Erika Langley Julie Rajcich Mickey Thurman</p><p>Staff Gabe GreenPhotographer Editorial Karen BarkstromAssistant</p><p>Magazine Kristina Case, Simply GraphicGraphic Designer</p><p>Ad Graphic Constance EllisDesigners Emily Evans</p><p>Advertising Jo TreadwellSales Manager 360-537-3917 jtreadwell@soundpublishing.com Production Martin OsburnManager</p><p>Circulation Kris Cearley</p><p>Subscriptions Addy Moreno</p><p>Distribution Doug Ames Jennyfer Ames</p><p>360-532-4000 | editor@washingtoncoastmagazine.com</p><p>Farm open July - August Daily 9am-5pm48 Robertson School Rd. | Hoquiam | (360) 589-8101</p><p>www.facebook.com/DalesLavenderValley</p><p>Lavender Valley Farm</p><p>Only the best... hand-crafted for you!</p><p>Fresh Cut Grosso Lavender/Plants Crafted Soaps, Sachets, Essential Oil</p><p>Hand Crafted Folk ArtDales</p><p>Beach Homes Arent Just For Summer</p><p>The Heart of Washington Coast offers not just a Home, its a Lifestyle.</p><p>Representing Buyers and Sellers</p><p>Donna Jones360-580-5354</p><p>Broker</p><p>donnajones55@live.comwww.OwnOceanShores.com</p><p>Real Estate / Ocean Shores</p><p>8 Winter 2016 | WASHINGTON COAST MAGAZINE </p></li><li><p>CURL UP WITH THIS ISSUE, ADD A BLANKET + WARM DRINK </p><p>Like our Facebook page Washington Coast Magazine for updates, sneak peeks and announcements. We have many exciting things in store for you.</p><p>The wool blankets and other products offered at Holy Lamb Organics are sure to keep you warm this winter.</p><p>Doug Barker</p><p>Editor</p><p>WINTER:</p><p>The trick is to get your mind right. Change your expectations. Its not the time of year for long walks on the beach. Its the time of the year to look out at the ocean and be reminded whos boss.</p><p>In our cover story, writer and photographer Erika Langley tells a story of the power of the ocean, the wisdom of accepting our lack of permanence and learning to live in the moment. She is based in Seattle, but for 12 years owned property at Washaway Beach, a nub of coastline at the northern entrance to Willapa Harbor. Every winter the erosion there eats into the community of North Cove and more houses tumble into the surf, including hers. When you live there, waterfront is not what you want. It means theres a past tense in your propertys near future. Her story and photos beautifully capture the place and the people who make it a community.</p><p>If youre looking for a home base from which to contemplate your impermanence and the power of the ocean (or if you just want a cozy inn that serves Swedish pancakes) this issue of Washington Coast Magazine takes you to the venerable old Tokeland Hotel, not far from Washaway. Kellie Ann Benz tells the story of the inn thats more than 100 years old and Gabe Greens photos make you want to spend a stormy day in its parlor. </p><p>One way to cope with winter is to burrow in, get warm and just sleep through as much of it as you can. If thats you, turn immediately to page 28 and Gail Greenwood Ayres story about a business in Oakville called Holy Lamb, where wool is king. Willow Whitton has created a business that caters to people willing to pay more for eco-friendly bedding produced with sustainable, organic materials. It didnt hurt business when Oprahs O magazine gave their products a positive review and Diane Sawyer featured the business on ABC News. </p><p>Bottom line, the winters not going anywhere. Figure out what gets you through it most gracefully a cozy inn, staring down a storm or a book and a cozy quilt -- and embrace it. Kyle Mittans story on Aberdeens Wishkah distillery might offer some ideas, as well. </p><p>Meantime, well see you in the spring.</p><p>How to stay warm:lots of wool.</p><p>The coast is no less hospitable this time of the year, but one could be forgiven for thinking so. True, its wetter, darker and windier than at other times of the year. But in the winter in the Northwest, what isnt? The coast is just fulfilling its true nature. </p><p>10 Winter 2016 | WASHINGTON COAST MAGAZINE </p></li><li><p> BOOKS </p><p>The cure for the Common Trip</p><p>STORY BY KELLIE ANN BENZ</p><p>... This is a place where the calendar might say summer has already begun, but the weather is overcast and drizzly. Rain is part of the regions charm as well as the reason its so beautiful in the first place. Locals hardly seem affected by it, beginning their days with layers of clothes and peeling them off (and adding them back again) as the weather calls for. Smart visitors will do the same. </p><p>The Olympic Peninsula is also constantly evolving. Its a blue-collar area with first-class natural amenities, including fish and timber, that provide jobs of all sorts. Today, its just as common for the peninsulas residents to promote these same resources in the name of tourism. The city of Forks, once known as the Logging Capital of the World, became the Twilight capital of the world after Stephenie Meyer set her best-selling books there. As the Twilight fad fades, Forks again searches for a new identity. Just as the rains and rivers have carved the land, the areas peoples are carving its history. I consider both the people and the testaments to how special this place is, and one visit (hopefully with good weather) is all the evidence youll need to agree. </p><p>EXCERPT FROM OLYMPIC PENINSULA</p><p>Info</p><p>AS TRAVEL GUIDES GO, OLYMPIC PENINSULA DELIVERS MORE THAN MOST. In fact, the books back page slogan The Cure for the Common Trip says it all. Written by a native of the Washington Coast who is as equally knowledgeable as he is passionate, the small but information packed book is a must-have for anyone wishing to know the nooks and crannies that make up the Olympic Peninsula. Author Jeff Burlingame gives readers an insiders perspective, deftly intertwining his own experience with local lore. He gives the readers tips on weather restrictions and strategies for getting to and enjoying some of the areas modern pop-cult locations like the Twilight town of Forks or Aberdeens Kurt Cobain Memorial Park.</p><p>The book, which is in its second edition, breaks down the vastness of the Peninsula into travel-able sections, for visitors and residents alike to be able to map out their plans. Burlingame gets into detail on the Kitsap Peninsula and Hood Canal, Port Angeles and the Northern Peninsula and the Hoh Rain Forest and Washingtons coast from Queets and Quinault to Long Beach.</p><p>Guiding the reader toward what to expect when here, he devotes time to the landscape, plants, animals, government, people and culture. He also ensures that visitors pack right with a thorough list of the variety of accommodations and expectations of transportation in the region.</p><p>The book offers options for a wide selection of interests, with chapters like Three-day weekend with kids, Best hikes, Best Campgrounds, and Wine Time. The book </p><p>is an all-around guide, small enough to slip into a backpack, yet thorough enough to guide you toward food if you get lost anywhere on the Peninsula.</p><p>Heres a taste of Burlingames casual, yet informative style as he describes how Aberdeen keeps the memory of Kurt Cobain alive; There is a small memorial park adjacent to the (Young Street) bridge, and the citys eastern entrance greets visitors with a large sign that reads, Welcome to Aberdeen: Come As You Are, in honor of one of Nirvanas biggest hits. Other bands from the Grays Harbor area have had international success, too, albeit none on the scale of Nirvana.</p><p>Olympic Peninsula. Jeff Burlingame. Avalon Travel Publishing; Second Edition (May, 2015); Pp. 216. Available for purchase at www.moon.com, Amazon.com and some bookstores. </p><p>OLYMPIC PENINSULA: </p><p>Hurricane Ridge located near Port Angeles. Photo by Mickey Thurman</p><p>12 Winter 2016 | WASHINGTON COAST MAGAZINE </p></li><li><p>5 W Myrtle Ln. | Seabrook, WA</p><p>If you like dining with us,then youll love the way we caterto your wedding or special event!</p><p>360-276-4884</p><p>we do weddings</p><p>catering@mill109.com</p><p>A world of great taste is waiting to </p><p>be discovered at</p><p>Northwest, California &amp; Imported Wines</p><p>By the Glass, Buy the Bottle</p><p>206 S Broadway St Aberdeen, WA (360)532-0555</p><p>WineGHSellars</p><p>QUALITY INTEGRITYGUARANTEED</p><p>Serving Grays Harbor since 1983301 W. Market Aberdeen 533-4113</p><p> WASHINGTON COAST MAGAZINE | Winter 2016 13</p></li><li><p> DIY</p><p>FIND THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS TREE</p><p>U-cut Christmas trees FROM A FARMFinding that perfect Christmas tree is a holiday tradition. All along the coast, you can find tree farms that offer a variety of u-cut tree experiences. If you seek a nature-friendly, wild hike in the woods experience, look for our story about tree hunting in the national forest on the next page. But if you want a more leisurely trip to a well-stocked farm where youll be sure to find exactly what you please, heres a partial list of tree farms to get you started. </p><p>KLM Tree Farm16725 Marlu Lane SW Rochester Phone: 360-273-7216 Toll Free: 800-775-TREE (8733) www.klmtreefarm.com </p><p>Cranguyma Farms3206 113th Lane Long Beach Phone: 360-642-3201 cranguymafarms.com </p><p>Brady Tree Farm79 Middle Satsop Road Montesano Phone: 360-249-2000 Hockett Family Christmas TreesTimberview LaneMontesano Phone: 360-249-5209</p><p>Tillman Christmas Trees, LLC471 East Satsop Road ElmaPhone: 360-482-4453www.tillmantrees.com </p><p>HOW TO</p><p>Hedlund Christmas Trees266 Middle Satsop RoadElmaPhone: 360-482-3987360-470-0121www.hedlundtrees.com Beerbower Xmas Tree Farm 447 Cloquallum Road ElmaPhone: 360-482-3987www.beerbowerxmastrees.com </p><p>KCs Christmas Tree Farm950 State Route 105 Aberdeen360-580-1658www.Facebook.com/KCsChristmasTreeFarm</p><p>FIND THE PERFECT TREE? SEND US A PHOTO AND WELL POST IT ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE.</p><p>TREE FARMS</p><p>Either from a tree farm, or being adventurous and cutting down your own from the forest, weve got all the info!</p><p>STORY AND PHOTOS BY KYLE MITTAN</p><p>Freshly cut Christmas trees need a lot of water to keep them fresh through the season. Keep your stand full of water by checking the stand to make sure the tree hasnt absorbed all the water. </p><p>Tree TipsPH</p><p>OTO</p><p> BY</p><p> KEV</p><p>IN H</p><p>ON</p><p>G</p><p>14 Winter 2016 | WASHINGTON COAST MAGAZINE </p></li><li><p> DIY</p><p>There are a lot of trees in Olympic National Forest.</p><p>The forest is home to so many Douglas firs, western hemlocks, spruce, western white pine and other species that the U.S. Forest Service sells some of its timber stock (although the logging community doesnt think it sells nearly enough).</p><p>But you dont have to be a timber baron with a team of loggers to take home your own piece of the forest.</p><p>The Forest Service allows the public limited access during the winter months to select, cut and take home a Christmas tree.</p><p>So, what are the legalities behind taking a tree from federal land? There really arent many, said Peggy Dressler, a support services specialist based in the Hood Canal Ranger District in Quilcene. A permit costs $5 and can be requested with an application either through the mail or at any district office. There are Forest Service offices at Quinault, Forks, Olympia and Quilcene.</p><p>Permit buyers will get an orange tag to fasten </p><p>U-cut Christmas trees FROM THE FOREST</p><p>Tree permits in Olympic National Forest:www.fs.usda.gov/main/olympic/passes-permits/forestproducts</p><p>to the tree once its cut.</p><p>About 1,100 permits, Dressler said, are sold each year.</p><p>Its something that some families have made part of their holiday tradition, she said. They come in on a weekend and go up and maybe make a little fire especially if theres snow, then its really fun for the kids.</p><p>Permits become available in mid-November.</p><p>With a permit in hand, finding the right tree is the hard part. On a quick jaunt through the forest near Dresslers Quilcene office, theres no shortage of trees. But trees small enough to go inside the average home might be harder to find.</p><p>Thats the thing, since we basically quit clear-cutting in the mid-80s, Dressler said. Up until that point there had always been a succession of small trees.</p><p>Ther...</p></li></ul>