Today seemed like a great day to head down to the beach. Unfortunately, the beach is 120 miles away. Fortunately, the beach is also an active airport - Copalis Beach
- the only airport on the west coast where you can land (legally) on the beach.
After a low pass to check conditions, we landed down near the waterline, where the sand is rock hard and smooth as glass! Nevermind the boulder on short final, or the seaweed blocking the numbers, or the crab shells strewn all over the beach...
The good thing about landing on a beach --- you make your own centerline!
Although I was a little nervous about putting my tiny 500x5 tires on sand, the tires almost didn't leave a mark. After hanging around for a bit to enjoy the sun, sea, and sand, we loaded up and flew away before the tide began to come in.