Hamma Hamma Campground, Olympic National Forest, Washington
Now we’re in rainforest! Elves and unicorns would fit in well here. The campground is located along the Hamma Hamma River and was empty except for one other camper.
Falls View Campground, Olympic National Forest, Washington
A pretty campground, but, more importantly, in a good location for day trips to Mt. Walker, Chimacum, Poulsboro, and the ferry from Kingston to Edmonds.
Kingston-Edmonds Ferry, Puget Sound, Washington
This photo was taken from the beach at Edmonds after we disembarked from the ferry. Spike took a soak in Puget Sound. The fog lifted to present a lovely day. Our ferry rides are definitely a highlight of 2013!
Before going to Kingston to catch the ferry, I walked around the picturesque town and waterfront of Poulsboro. After the ferry ride, I picked up a slice of wild blackberry pie at the Chimacum Cafe.
On the ferry Spike quickly caught on to the ins and outs of riding an elevator and decided it’s better than climbing stairs
Heart of the Hills, Olympic National Park, Washington
Heart of the Hills Campground was handy for frequent trips into Port Angeles. When we moved to our next camp, I found myself missing the sound of foghorns from the harbor.
Port Angeles Harbor, Port Angeles, Washington
The Marine Life Center was educational and entertaining. Lots of colorful anemones!
The sights, sounds, and smells of the harbor are a special memory, as well as the taste of Dungeness crab cakes eaten at a Port Angeles restaurant. I really like Port Angeles and want to see it again someday. Lots of good restaurants and street cafes to try!
Salt Creek Recreation Area, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington
I dreamed of looking across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from a place such as this. The crashing waves and diving sea birds were mesmerizing. We hiked a trail that gave us several viewpoints. A fun day trip for me and the crew!
Fairholme Campground, Olympic National Park, Washington
Fairholme Campground is on the western end of Crescent Lake. Very shady and green with lots of ferns and mossy trees. Many sites, including ours, have paths to the lake’s edge. We experienced something rare for us — rain!
Crescent Lake, Olympic National Park,Washington
Crescent Lake was a delight for me as I tried out my new camera. Days were cloudy making for grey, moody pictures. The ducks cooperated though!
Mora Campground, Olympic National Park, Washington
A large, shady campground with few campers. Rialto Beach is three miles away.
Rialto Beach, Pacific Coast, Washington
I took many photos of the powerful, crashing waves produced by an offshore storm. In this photo Bridget and Spike are on one of many, enormous trees washed onto the beach. I love Rialto Beach!
La Push Beach, Quileute Indian Reservation, Pacific Coast, Washington
La Push is a quaint fishing village across an inlet from Rialto Beach. The crew and I spent several hours walking the beach and watching the sea. I hated to leave this area, but we had a long way to go and much more to see while keeping ahead of the advancing cold weather. The brevity of our visit made it all the more enchanting.
Kalaloch Campground, Olympic National Park, Pacific Coast, Washington
We managed to grab a site overlooking the beach. The campground was very crowded until a storm of strong winds and rain emptied it. The crew and I hunkered down and waited for the storm to pass, rather than drive in it. (That’s smoke from a damp campfire on the left side of photo.)
Kalaloch Beach, Olympic National Park, Pacific Coast, Washington
We did have one day to play on the beach before the storm hit. The steps in the background lead up to the campground.
The last night of September . . .
We camped in Love’s Travel Center, Centralia, on our way out of Washington. Am I ever glad we included this state in our 2013 travels!
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