GuestHouse Inn & Suites Aberdeen
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We camped in Shandell and Tim's driveway. Spent the day visiting with Tim before he went to work. Drove the short 5 miles to Lake Sylvia to spend the night. Nice campground, with our choice of spots. People here are afraid to camp in the rain. Shandell picked us up and we had a nice dinner at the The Rusty Tractor. Isis, the grandpup stayed at camp and was happy to see us when we returned.
Went to the Visitor Centre for a map, then walked the Spruce Nature Trail, 0.75 miles through the most magnificent old growth spruce and Douglas Fir rainforest. Trees festooned with clubmoss and liquorice ferns. Noted numerous dead standing trees, (as well as uprooted and fallen trees from storm damage). This is apparently normal for this type of temperate rainforest. Trees changed ...
... because I went to school at 7000 feet. But when you start at below sea level and head up, it is a good climb. It was a spectular view of the Strait of Juan De Fuca, Vancouver Island & Victoria.
We also had deer that came up pretty close in the meadow. The view of the Olympic mountains and the glaciers was also beautiful.
After the drive down, we headed ...
... on the motorcycle.
I had a lovely ride on highway 20 and 101 on the Olympic Peninsula. The ride past Crescent Lake was spectacular because the water was crystal clear and there were huge cedars and spruce in many locations around the lake. I tried to get a picture that would reflect the massive width (not girth) of 4-5 feet of some of the trees along the lakeshore, but I was having trouble getting a picture to reflect ...
... to certain passers by that seem to enjoy encouraging cyclists by honking at them.
Aberdeen, an old timber and fishing port town, has a lot of old buildings, that of course, Dave was drooling over. It was a cool little town, sleepy, minus the Eric Church Concert ($1 to anyone who can name an Eric Church song without looking it up).
When coming into a town and needing a pick me up, we recommend two ...