The Olson's Retirement RV Adventures travel blog

The floating bridge over Hood Canal.

Drawbridge portion.

The fog still has not lifted at 10:30 am.

The piered portion.

Rainbow's End Campground.

The office & fish pond.

Our home for 2 nights.

The ferry pier at Port Townsend WA.

Ferry Docking.

Main street, Port Townsend.

Sailboats on Puget Sound.

Snowcapped Mt. Baker across Puget Sound.

One of the campgrounds on the water's edge with ferry coming in.

Main Street Port Townsend from the harbor.

Old military buildings converted to businesses.

Fort Worden State Park.

Coast Guard ship coming in.

Lighthouse of Port Warden.

History of the lighthouse.

Fort Worden Barracks building.

Bell Tower above the town of Port Townsend

One of many large homes in Port Townsend, now a Hotel.

Bell Tower from downtown.

The County Courthouse of Port Townsend.

Ships coming in to Port Angeles

View from the wharf.

The ship anchored in the harbor.

View of the Strait of Juan De Fuca from the Port Angeles...

Logs being prepared for the Nippon Paper Mill.

The Nippon Paper Mill on the Spit.

A drive through the paper mill. You drive through the plant to...

Main Street of Port Angeles.

Beach at Salt Creek Recreation area along the North shore.

Wildlife on the road.

Maybe family?

Statue at the OLSON Resort in the town of Sekiu.

Marina at the resort.

Sekiu Marina from the distance.

Rock islands along the North shore of the Olympic Peninsula.

The trail to Cape Flattery is 0.8 mile long.

The forest along the trail to Flattery Point.

Tourist along the trail.

Views at the most NW corner of Washington.

Tourist at the coast.

The coast looking South.

Island Lighthouse off the coast at Cape Flattery.

The coast looking North.

Cresent Lake along HWY 101 on the return trip. Olympia National Forest.

There are 3 days worth of pictures posted on today's blog. We have been exploring the Olympic Coast of Washington. Luckly we have had beautiful sunny weather. We are staying in Sequim, WA at Rainbow's End campground. The drive here took us across the Hood Canal which is the longest floating bridge over salt water in the world. It connects the Kitsap Peninsula to the Olympic Peninsula.

After we set up camp we drove to Port Townsend which is a Victorian seaport. It is full of Victorian homes and restored business buildings. Port Hudson Marina is one of the moorage facilities in Port Townsend. We watched the ferry come in and enjoyed the ocean views. Downtown has a Bell Tower over 100 yrs old that is still used to summon volunteer firemen. We drove through Fort Worden State park with it's original restored buildings showing the the military history of the area.

Wednesday we drove to Port Angeles. Our first stop was at The Dungeness National Refuge. It was early morning and very foggy. We decided to try to stop here on our back to camp later in the day. It was a 5 mile hike which probably helped our decision. Sorry to say we did not make it.

At Port Angeles we walked the City Pier which has an observation tower and moorage for small boats. We took a drive out to Ediz Hook Spit. To get to the spit you have to drive through a paper mill. We felt like we were in the middle of the factory. The road goes through the mill. The Hook is a great spot to view the city and the Olympic Mountains.

Port Townsend and Port Angeles were the two cities we wanted to make sure we would not miss. However, we ended up driving out to Cape Flattery which is the furthest northwest point on the Olympic Peninsula. We drove through Salt Creek Recreation area. What a fun place to camp on the ocean. The drive took us though several coastal towns. To see Cape Flattery you have to park and take about a mile hike. It was well worth the walk.

The drive home took us south of the shore through the Olympic National Forest. We drove along the shore of Lake Crescent. The park had rain forests, hiking trails, seriously tall trees and many lodges.

It was a long day. We took all day to cover 80+ miles. Glad we did!!

Entry Rating:     Why ratings?
Please Rate:  
Thank you for voting!
Share |