The Meadows Inn
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... presence of fall
The visitor center, at just below 6,000 feet, had views of the whole Olympic mountain range, including a couple glaciers! Unfortunately they were smaller than they had been in decades past (global warming, perhaps?). We decided to hike (more like stroll) around the top of the mountain (Mt. Angeles, we think) on the Cirque Rim trail. Basically a paved walkway to some nice view points, including one with ...
... via Tacoma.
Ended up being a good decision as we checked in mid-afternoon and headed off to the visitor centre to get maps and information on the park highlights.
We then drove the 17 miles up the Hurricane Ridge where on the climb we were treated to panoramic views of the San Juan Islands and the city of Victoria in BC, Canada.
At the top of the ridge we parked the car ...
... or Vancouver. In many cases, they are leaving for these cities the day before their flights. So, a whole day, and maybe more, to fly. Or 2 days (and maybe more) to drive?
The next question was what route to take. There are three possible ferries off lower Vancouver Island: BC Ferries via Vancouver (Swartz Bay to Tsawassen), the Washington State ferry from Sidney to Anacortes, and the Coho Ferry from Victoria to ...
... an equally priced bigger boat as I assume it is faster and more versatile for quick turns if whales are spotted. We wore big jump suits to keep our clothes dry but mainly as bouncy aids. In actuality no water came into the boat. The water was very very smooth and flat which made for ideal whale spotting conditions. As we made our way out of the harbour the skipper started facting us: the harbour is the only official water based airport in North America. It ...
As a part of the load out in Silverdale, I sent some no longer needed clothes and a few other things we didn't need (and some purchases of nick-knacks) from the UPS Store.
The hotel where we stayed had a decent offering for breakfast as far as 'free breakfasts' go at modest hotels . . . you could make waffles, and they had hot oatmeal . . . and some sausage gravy for biscuits . . . and boiled eggs . . . we grabbed a couple of boiled eggs and a piece of fruit . . . off to ...