|Cama Beach cabins overlooking Saratoga Passage|
The work took 18 years, but in 2008, Cama Beach Resort reopened as Cama Beach State Park.
|Restored cabins at Cama Beach|
|The park also hosts a branch of the Center for Wooden Boats.|
|Each cabin sleeps at least four, and each bed has a brightly-colored quilt, hand-made and donated by the Cama Beach Quilters, whose items are also on sale at the park’s store-museum.|
|Kitchen area, with sink, microwave, coffee maker, and refrigerator|
|Following our tracks back to our cabin|
|The view from our picnic table|
The shelves in our cabin held an assortment of donated books and board games. We enjoyed cocoa and conversation over a long game of tri-ominoes and called it a day.
The park is quiet in the off season. We heard no neighbors scraping chairs across their floors or kids romping around the cabins. Indoor light comes from energy-efficient electric bulbs, but outdoors flashlights are necessary after dark. Once the sun disappeared, the only light came from a sliver of moon between clouds. There were no traffic sounds, no train whistles...only an occasional plane overhead, and the splash of waves on the beach. Peace and quiet...exactly what we’d hoped to find, just as did October visitors, decades ago.
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