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... in Montesano for breakfast. After that we were to go to Westport. Well Winnie decided to flash the check engine light to us??? We found an Auto Zone and had them do a diagnostic test, it says something about a bad coil. Oh dang. Its Sunday and the Ford dealer is closed. So we are parked across the street from the dealer.
Quite a nice area. Actually waterfront parking. We have a nice walking ...
... is across a river from La Push. The pile of drift logs is huge, as you can see from the picture. Some are 5 ft in diameter and the pile is 100 feet deep. The rocks are pretty amazing also. This is what is left after years of erosion. There is wildlife, birds, fish that come no closer to shore than these rocks.
At Forks there is a tree on display that is 13 feet in diameter, but still not the nations largest. On down ...
... and alder nearer the river. Spotted a mother black-tailed deer and twin fawns, who watched us watching them! Only found in Pacific NW forests. Also some birds.
Old growth forest has to be at least 250 years old, have various sorts of trees, at various stages of their growth, and have lots of dead trees, either fallen or still standing.
Next stop, the Big ...
... see the HOH Rain Forest. We drove by and on the edge of Cresent Lake. It was the prettiest blue lake I have seen. It is a rather large lake and sits right next to the roadway.
Next stop, we did the obligatory visit to Forks. I am the only one that read Twighlt, so it didn't mean much to anyone else. We didn not head to La Push too. We already had a full day ahead us.
... perspective. Had the sun been at a different angle, I could have used my bike as a yardstick, but the shadows made it difficult to get a discernible image of just one tree relative to the bikes length.
The motel room has lots of space to spread out so I don't have to be tidy tonight. The grocery store was 2 blocks away so I walked over to get some fruit and cheese for an evening snack. I don't get much appetite sitting all day.