TripAdvisor Reviews Chinook Motel Port Angeles
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... it in April. Our two cats, Jimi and Cleo left a few surprises, but all in all we are so thankful. Chris and Mason did a great job keeping them in food and water – they are hale and hearty (the cats that is).
Now it’s on to unpacking and attacking the healthy grass that continued to grow and flourish in our absence. Although the ships internet connections were okay (Thanks to Tony the Terrible) it is great to be back to full time, ...
... is pretty small – it’s a ways off the highway with two or three traffic lights. The unexpected surprises we find. We’ve got a reservation on the old Black Ball Ferry tomorrow for the 2 PM sailing, so will be home by late afternoon. Guess we’ll have to cook our own meals again …. Hmmmmmmm. Am looking forward to our own strong coffee and sleeping in my own bed – ...
... for over two hours.
Then, we headed to the Sol Duc Falls in the Olympic National Park. We didn't account for how long it would take to get to everything. It was close to an hour drive to the falls. It’s a 14 mile drive once you enter the park. The hike to the falls was an easy 0.8 mile. We saw a rainbow at the falls. Had we had more time, I would have continued on through the Lover’s Lane trail which was six miles.
... at 9:30, and played at a park on the way. I have to say it was a very relaxed start, compared to what it would have been taking the Vancouver ferry.
Itinerary (with comments)
8-9 Arrive at terminal
10 Foot passengers pass through customs
10:30 Ferry departs Victoria
12:00 Port Angeles arrival (plan on being delayed 30 mins as US Customs again interrogates all cars)
1:00 Finish picking ...
... had picked up in the one of the visitor centres that the NPS had recently completed the largest dam removal project in North America. The Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act of 1992 created funding and government support for mitigation of the dams on the Elwha River. The River was a well known Salmon Fishery until 2 dams where built on the River in the early 1900’s. Approval was given to build the dams on condition that fish ladders were installed however ...