Van Riper's Resort
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... now though, it was like a stinky Phish concert. We headed back to our cottage and saw that a "big" parade was going to start soon. Jie has never seen one so we hung around and walked downtown amongst our possible future post retirement neighbors...it was supposed to start at 11, but by a little after 12 it still didnt start so we had to move on. We went down to the Hoh Rainforest on this busiest day of the year, midday...parking was overflowed outside of ...
... the end of the beach there's a small stream of water flowing out from the forest. As you follow that stream it eventually leads to a waterfall hidden within a cave that is covered in emerald green moss. It truly is a spectacular view and thankfully despite all of the people on the beach we had a good fifteen minutes in the cave to ourselves. All of us took photos and waded through the fresh water, which was quite chilly but that didn't stop me from standing under the waterfall! ...
... the coast while we dodged huge trucks hastily making extra trips to haul logs to Port Angeles to ship to China. Sigh. The last 12 miles or so was right along the coastline.
Two highlights of trip: 1) Cape Flattery (see pix) and 2) Fresh Smoked Salmon.
We are predominantly vegetarian but do like some fish and seafood. This salmon was caught fresh the day before and just came out ...
Our next stop in the Olympic National Park was Lake Crescent. At an official maximum depth of 624 feet (190 m), it is officially the second deepest lake in the state. The Lake is known for its brilliant blue waters and exceptional clarity, caused by a lack of nitrogen in the water which inhibits the growth of algae. It is located in a popular recreational area which is home to a number of trails, we took ...
... scoop to great roads in BC. They also convinced us to head to Sooke instead of staying in Victoria. Good call.
We have been blessed with great weather, spectacular roads, and breath taking scenery.
Distance: bike 50 miles/ boat ??
Route: Hurricane Ridge / ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria BC / Route 1 north / route 14 west