Longtime paddle buddy Jan and I spent two nights at Pinnacle Rock CG, a USFWS supported campsite on Long Island, a 7 mile long, 1.5 mile "wide" island in the southern end of Willapa Bay, Washington. The Willapa is more noted for its enormous tide flats and huge population of oysters and bay clams than exotic paddling, but we made do with the 45 minute paddle in access from the Refuge ramp off HWY 101, and enjoyed some of the 30 miles or so retired logging roads, now grassy pastoral avenues for exploring and enjoying the upland island. Pinnacle Rock CG is just around the corner from High Point, the only convenient, nonmuddy all tide access. Otherwise, landing on the island demands at least five feet of water on the tidebook, or a sometimes knee deep slog 100 meters or more from water to the high tide mark. Our boats rest adjacent to the 7 meter tall sandstone bluff, atop which we camped. The rest of the shallow bay runs S to High Point, here at about 3.5 feet of water. And Pinnacle Rocks, offshore, about 6 feet of water. Jan's main motivation was to nail some bay clams. Here he is at low water, scrabbling on the small cobbley spit extending from the rocks. An hour or so produced a meal for him. Narrative continued next post.