門前の小僧習わぬ経を読む。 (Mon zen no kozō narawanu kyō wo yomu)
Literally: An apprentice near a temple will recite the scriptures untaught.
This means: The environment makes our characters.
Place: Copalis Beach Park
The name “Copalis” comes from the Quinault language term /k’ʷpíls/. The Copalis are a Native American group. Both the Chehalis people and Quinault Indian Nation claim the Copalis are a subdivision of their tribe.
The Copalis Native Americans belong to the coastal division of the Salishan language family and historically occupied the area of Copalis River and the Pacific Coast between the mouth of Joe Creek and Grays Harbor. In 1805, Lewis and Clark estimated a population of 200 Copalis in 10 houses.
The community sits near the northern end of probably the greatest razor clam bed in the world for the flavor renowned variety abounds, apparently only in the Pacific Northwest, and particularly on Copalis Beach.