We had a wonderful visit with Rhonda, she flew into Seattle and drove to Sequim and arrived yesterday around 3 P.M. We only had a few hours of daylight so we showed her the John Wayne Marina and some of the areas in downtown Sequim. We were up early the next day and on the road to show her the Salt Creek Recreation Area and Crescent Beach, one of my favorite beaches in the area. We would love to camp there but it is way above our budget. Salt Creek is awesome for camping too, but they only allow two weeks and the Wi-Fi doesn’t work well there for us.
The Salt Creek Recreation Area is a 196-acre park located about 15 miles west of Port Angeles, Washington on U.S. Route 101 near the city of Joyce, Washington. The park was previously Camp Hayden, a World War II military camp built-in 1942–1945. It was purchased by the Federal General Services Administration after the war. There are still several structures left from the fort, including two large casemates which sheltered 16" guns and several other structures. The 16-inch battery was Battery 131, with two ex-Navy 16-inch Mark 2 guns capable of firing a one-ton projectile around 28 miles connected by a large magazine bunker. The camp also had Battery 249, which had two 6-inch guns with a bunker housing magazine and fire control equipment.
The park now has a number of camping spots, most overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca and mountains all year long. The park provides access to Tongue Point and Striped Peak along with sandy beaches, upland forests, rocky bluffs, and several trails.
It was a beautiful day and we all enjoyed it much. After driving along Crescent Beach, we decided to go for a walk at my favorite Railroad Audubon site. I enjoyed watching the birds and everyone enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the awesome bridge crossing the Dungeness River. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Check back later for more from Washington.