2007 Pacific Coast Trip travel blog

Hood Canal from Hwy 101

Hood Canal on Hwy 101

Driving to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

Getting closer to Hurricane Ridge

View from Hurricane Ridge

At Hurricane Ridge

The deer aren't afraid of people

Strait of Juan de Fuca

New Dungeness Lighthouse

Sunset at Dungeness Harbor


I hope they never have to evacuate!

On the beach at Dungeness Harbor

Our trip to the Olympic Peninsula took us through Olympia, the capital of Washington. We saw the capital building but we went by too fast to get a picture. We drove along Hwy 101, a beautiful drive along the Hood Canal. We set up camp in Port Angeles and drove to the Hurricane Ridge entrance of Olympic National Park. We took the drive to Hurricane Ridge. It was sunny when we started the ascent up the winding road but it wasn't long before the snow started coming down. When we arrived at the top the snow was deep with snow boarders and cross country skiiers enjoying the snow. The view of the mountains was spectacular. On the way back down the mountain we stopped at an overlook to see the Strait of Juan de Fuca. You can see Canada on the other side of the strait.

We drove to Sequim (pronounced "Squim") to the Three Crabs restaurant for dinner. It was right on the beach at Dungeness Harbor. Dinner was delicious and we watched our first west coast sunset. The New Dungeness lighthouse is on a long sand spit. If you want to see it up close you have to take a 5 mile walk on the sand spit.

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