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Jul 19, 2018 - Olympic NP

July 16, now at Salt creek looking out at Canada across Strait. We were fortunate in securing the last ( both numerically, 15, and non-reserveably) site overlooking water, by arriving at 9:30, after having spent night at 'Mike's Beach Campground ' to set us up for the planned early arrival to snag a "first come/first taken" site in the fifteen so designated. Mike's could be described as a western version of "Lobster Bouy", but very creepy in that we were alone and there were no facilities in sight. At Salt creek the big rv bent to us ( in...

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Jun 3, 2014 - Salt Creek Recreation Area--Olympic Peninsula

Salt Creek Recreation Area came highly recommended by a fellow Traveler. We have found that many city and county parks don’t make it to the campground guides and you need to search them out. This park is located very close to the Canadian border and this limited cell phone coverage. My Verizon phone warned of roaming charges incurred while visiting Canada. Vancouver Island was a few miles across the straits. I took a side trip into Port Angeles (15 miles) to catch up on phone calls, emails and to do the laundry. As I left the Laundromat, I...

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Gulliver's Travels

Sep 10, 2013 - Salt Creek County Park

We drove a short distance to our RV site on the Strait of Juan de Fuca at Salt Creek Recreational area, a county park in Clallam County near Joyce, Washington. It near Joyce - about 5 miles, Port Angeles - about 12 miles and Sequim about 25 miles. It houses a WWII army gun emplacement, only the bunker is left. The view from our RV is spectacular.

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Nov 17, 2010 - Salt Creek Recreation Area

Today we visited one of the most beautiful beaches in the area called Salt Creek Recreation Area. It is about 15 miles west of Port Angeles, Washington near the tiny town of Joyce. The park is located on what once was Camp Hayden, a World War II military camp. It has a number of camping spots located right on the water with incredible views. Tongue Point is an area of the Salt Creek Recreation Area. The point is a rock out cropping that extends into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This outcropping is visible during low tide. At low tide it is...

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Sep 24, 2009 - No men allowed!

I have just returned from my "Girl's Only" three-day camping trip to Salt Creek Recreational Area just west of Port Angeles, WA, located on the cliffs overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This is a favorite camping spot for my family, and we've been there many times. Months ago, I had a thought that it would be fun to get some girlfriends together and make this trip with them. The most obvious group to share this trip with was my gym buddies. Not because they are campers, but because I knew they would enjoy the hikes and all that this...

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Future Tripping

Sep 15, 2009 - Tide Pools at Salt Creek

Good morning! Len and I went for a walk this morning out to Tongue Point to go explore the tide pools in the park. This morning was a low tide of -.05, which has been the lowest tide during our stay here at Salt Creek Park. I was in seventh heaven just getting way out there and investigating what treasures I could find in the pools of water amongst the exposed rocks. Len let me take the camera and just wonder, while he enjoyed the surrounding beauty and sounds of nature from up above. We thoroughly enjoyed our outing, hope you enjoy the...

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Sep 12, 2009 - Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

When I thought of Olympic National Park prior to today I mostly thought of it as a rain forest. Today I found out that it also has mountains that are nearly as special as what we saw in the Yosemite area. Not as tall, but quite spectacular. We walked the 1.2 mile Hurricane Hill Trail which took us to about 5700 ft, which is not very high compared to the 10,000+ ft Yosemite area mountains, but they seem much higher than they are. We really enjoy the walk. Surprisingly, we found that they serve Ivar's clam chowder at the Hurricane Ridge...

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Sep 11, 2009 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

We got up early on Friday morning so as to arrive in Port Angeles in plenty of time to catch the 8:10 am Express Ferry to Victoria. This was to be an all day affair with us returning on the same Express Ferry which left Victoria at 6:15 pm. It simply could not have been a better day. It was a sunny 75 to 80 degree day, and we had a great time. At 8:45 am on this day being the 8th anniversary of 9-11 the ferry stopped and turned off it's engines to allow for a moment of silence in memory of the lives lost on that most unfortunate day. Roses...

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Sep 11, 2009 - Butchart Gardens

Immediately upon getting off the Express Ferry at Victoria, British Columbia we boarded a double decker bus for the trip to Butchart Gardens, and what a beautiful place it is as you can see from the pictures. We spent about 2 hours there and then returned on the same double decker bus to Victoria where we spent the rest of the day which is the subject of another post.

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Sep 11, 2009 - Butchart Gardens -Nancy's Shots

Part of our trip to Victoria was visiting the world renown Butchart Gardens. We took so many pictures that we decided to do two posts. Len's photos were taken with the Nikon D300 and are to follow, mine with the Canon SD1200. My photos are mostly close ups of a small portion of some of the beautiful flowers at the gardens. Most you will recognize, but a few maybe new to you. They were to me. Stay tuned for Len's post. It will be of the amazing sculptured gardens and grounds at Butchart Gardens, Victoria and of our ferry ride from Port...

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Sep 10, 2009 - More Salt Creek Campground Pictures

Lots of ship traffic in the waters in front of the rig and I've tried to capture some of that. The cruise ship in the dark was an experiment using my best telephoto lense on a tripod. Not the best, but you can make out what it is, and it was quite dark when I took the picture. Just having some fun with my camera gear. Hopefully we'll get to spend some time at the tide pools at low tide soon and get pictures of some of the sea life.

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Sep 10, 2009 - Lake Crescent

After spending a leisurely morning in the park enjoying our view of the strait and visiting with our neighbors, we decided to venture out to Lake Crescent. The lake is located about 20 mins from the park, southwest on Hwy 101. You can't drive around the lake, so we entered on the Northeast end at the Log Cabin Resort. They have camping here to, but nothing of interest to us. Just a big parking lot in a field. Our next stop was the East Beach, which is a public swim and picnic area. Kids were swimming, burr it looked cold! Further down the...

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