Port Angeles, Hurricane Ridge, Sequim, Townsend

Trip Start Jun 05, 2007
Trip End Jul 26, 2007

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Monday, July 9, 2007

I left the hostel in Port Angeles by 9AM and took a drive into a northern entrance of Olympic National Park to the summit of Hurricane Ridge.  From there I had spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains.  Even on the summit of Hurricane Ridge I was looking up at a hue range of glacial covered mountains surrounding me.  I took a walk in the meadow up there and came acrosee some deer.

After making the 19 mile drive back down the mountain into Port Angeles I began driving east on 101 and stopped at Olympic Winery where I had a wine tasting of five varieties of grapes.

Next I continued east on 101 again and stopped at Sequim (pronounced Skwim).  I visited a lavender farm, Jardin du Soleil, and took a walk through a field of lavender flowers.  

Then I drove to Dungeness National Wildlife Regue in Sequim.  Here was one of the world's longest natural sand spits that stretched out five miles into the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the New Dungeness Lighthouse (built in 1857) on the point.  After my visit here I spent some time driving through the city.  I passed the Dungeness School House which had been built in 1857.  I think someone had too much fun naming the intersection of WOODCOCK and KITCHEN DICK ROAD.

I continued my journey east again on 101 and stopped at two winieries when I reached Port Townsend.  I had wine tastings at Sorensen Cellars and Fairwinds Winery.  Both were a lot of fun!

Next I explored the city of Port Townsend.  Most buildings and homes were Victorian style.  I drove to Fort Worden State Park and viewed the Point Hudson Lighthouse which was built in 1879.
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