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By Laurie McPherson
Published: 11/12/22 Topics: HI Tide Resort, Moclips Beach WA, Ocean Shores WA Comments: 0
Every condo at HI-Tide Resort has a view to the North of majestic Point Grenville. This headland abuts the might Pacific Ocean with breathtaking cliffs soaring 120 feet above the surf.
Thee are numerous sear stack rock formations from ancient volcanic eruptions that occurred some 40 - 50 million years ago. Seabirds flock the point, seals swim just offshore often laying up on the beach below.
The Point is sacred to the Quinault native American nation and received its westernized name being named after Lord William Grenville, the United Kingdom's Secretary of State when Captain George Vancouver sailed by in April, 1792.
The U.S. Coast Guard operated a radio navigation station here from 1949-1979.
The 2013 Paddle to Quinault celebrated all native tribes with festivities lasting over a week and included a great many members making the canoe journey and landing at Haynisisoos Park.
Strolling the beach, one can immerse themselves into nature with cliffs and sea stacks surrounded by the Olympic National Park and the waves of the ocean.
The point is also a great location to try and capture the elusive "green flash" as the sun sets beyond the water.
The area is not on public land and a pass is required for access which can be purchased at the Tribal Office located just about 4 miles north on the Quinault Indian Nation.
This largely unknown, and uncrowded area is waiting for you to explore.
Author: Laurie McPherson – Contributor, Hi Tide Resort
Blog #: 0922 – 11/12/22
By Wm. May
Published: 04/01/22 Topics: HI Tide Resort, Moclips Beach WA, Music, Ocean Shores WA, Radio Comments: 1
Thinking of the beach brings up memories of the surf, sand, wildlife and, of course, the summer sun that bathes Moonstone Beach at Hi-Tide Resort in Moclips, Washington State. State.
Guests have been visiting our "directly on the beach" condos for many years, most returning year after year. Of course, we could tell you all about our comfy furniture, fully outfitted kitchens, private decks and views North, South and West (far west).
But maybe if we conjure up a few songs, you'll get the idea. The songs we play over and over again during all the fun times we have here.(Click on any song to listen.)
This tune was all over the radio in 1963 and ranked as the top song in Billboard rankings. It is the most recognized recording ever written by Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, although band member Mike Love says he co-wrote it.
Fifteen surfing hot spots are mentioned, most in California, with a nod to Australia's Narrabeen and, of course, to the grand daddy of them all - Hawaii's Waimea Bay.
Our Moonstone Beach at Moclips is not known for surfing, but that's OK because we get to keep the place to ourselves.
In 1934, Gershwin wrote this steamy song for his American opera, Porgy and Bess, with lyrics help from Dubose Heyward, the author of the novel on which the opera was based.
First recorded by Billie Holiday, who was to become an icon in musical history, Summertime has been recorded over 68,591 times, then a world record for cover tunes.
We don't suffer from the stifling 100 degree heat and 100 percent humidity that this song evokes, but we do find the living easy all summer at Hi-Tide. Warm breezes, warm sun, warm sand make it a comfortable place to hang out in the summer.
Written by John Sebastian, Mark Sebastian and Steve Boone, this summer at Hi-Tide you may be glad you are enjoying the pleasant hot sunshine on Moclips Beach and not the sizzling city. The waves are friendly as you sit back and watch the sun sink into the ocean directly west from our condos
You might even seen the famous, green flash, just as the last bit of the sun disappears over the horizon.
If you have never heard this "Iz" song, you are one of the few. Where have you been? With over one BILLION views/listens on YouTube, this medley of Over the Rainbow and What a Wonderful World make Bruddah Iz the top selling artist of all times on the world music charts.
Nothing could be better as you drift off to sleep in one of our Hi-Tide condos than to listen to the gentle ukulele strum and the stunning voice of Bruddah Iz, the hero of Hawaii.
And why Hawaii, when we are here on the coast of Washington State? Every ocean brings the same enchantment, the same relaxation and the same love of the world, including here on Moonstone Beach.
When you visit this summer, you just might hear other guests humming contently one of these songs as they settle into beach life. But don't wait long or we'll be full and then you would have to sing a sad song. And, of course, we wouldn't want that.
Author: Wm. May – Summer Song Singer, Hi-Tide Resort
Blog #: 0866 – 04/01/22
Sponsor: Hi-Tide Resort – You can't get any closer to the beach than this. comfy, cozy, modern condos at Hi-Tide-Resort on Moclips Beach WA State. – Hi-Tide-Resort.com
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