Sep 22, 2014

Upper Left

Oh boy, I'm getting very behind on blogging our travels. I hate to gloss over so much (though it's a constant reality of fulltime travel) but I'll just say that we love Washington. We stayed on the edge of town but got to spend a good amount of time in Port Angeles throughout our visit to Olymic NP. And thanks to the phenomenal Olympic Discovery Trail, we were able to easily explore by bike. Washington is full of great local business (breweries, wineries, and MOSS - which is now selling my handmade jewelry!), bike/hiking trails, nature reserves and restored wilderness areas. We were busy!

Canada through the mist

We also got to meet up with my friend Denise and her husband in Seattle. We had a great time catching up, touring the city, and getting the hang of travel by ferry.

Bench/shrine for Kurt Cobain

Pike Place Farmer's Market has been continuously operating since 1907

Seattle has the weirdest history ("let's built a city on this floodplain" - hilarity ensues)
These are "skylights" in the sidewalk

And here is the underground view! Denise and Kyung treated us to some fun tours, and we got a pretty good intro to the culture and history of Seattle.

We visited the Dungeness Spit, but were too cold and tired that day to hike the whole thing before high tide (the spit is 5.5 miles long!). We just explored the various driftwood shelters, stone cairns, and did some bird watching - bald eagles!

We hiked to Sol Duc Falls and up along the River Trail.

Art hike! Webster's Woods in Port Angeles is a pretty special place.

Lake Crescent

Next: More mountains and volcanoes

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