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Sep 23, 2018 - Cape Flattery

2018-09-23.Cape Flattery You are the best friends a girl could have; beautiful, handsome, kind, smart, funny (yadda yadda yadda). So, it is only fitting that we should go to Cape Flattery today; the most northwesterly point of the contiguous United States. It was a long drive along twisty/turny roads that hugged the coast. At various scenic vistas, you could see the outline of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We passed several small fishing towns within the Makah Indian Reservation and to access the...

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May 28, 2017 - The Third Corner

Our travels over the last 8 years have taken us all over the country. We’ve visited all of the lower 48 in Winnie. We’be been to the Eastern-most point in the US at Passamquaddy Light House in Maine, and the southern-most point in Key West. When I read the Cape Flattery was the western-most pint in the coterminous US, I decided I needed to go. It’s about 50 miles from the campground and I decided to go in late afternoon to try to catch the sunset. Much of the ride winds its way along the shoreline for he Straight of Juan de Fuca that...

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Sep 25, 2016 - Cape Flattery WA

Also from Forks we drove to Neah Bay and stopped at the Makah Museum and Cultural Center. Archaeological research suggests that the Makah people have inhabited the area now known as Neah Bay for more than 3,800 years. The ancient Makah lived in villages, inhabiting large longhouses made from western red cedar. These longhouses had cedar-plank walls. The planks could be tilted or removed to provide ventilation or light. The cedar tree was of great value to the Makah, who also used its bark to make water-resistant clothing and hats. Cedar...

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Sep 7, 2013 - Cape Flattery and the Scenic WA Hwy 112

We drove to the Cape Flattery that is the most remote Northwest point in the Continental United States, we were on the Washington Scenic Byway - Hwy 112. Beautiful drive along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We stopped in Sekiu which is an Census-designated place overlooking the west side of Clallam Bay and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Sekiu was first settled in 1879 where a salmon cannery was attempted. Sekiu is now a small year-round fishing village and is known primarily as a summer tourist destination for fishing, kayaking, birdwatching and...

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Jul 18, 2012 - Cape Flattery WA.

As we were preparing for our trip to the west coast the number one thing we wanted to do was stand on the most North West corner of the United States. Well with 4,057 miles (on just the motor home) we stood on that piece of land known as Cape Flattery, an viewed one last lighthouse before we leave this beautiful coastline. The Cape Flattery Lighthouse is on Tatoosh Island, just off the cape. As we stood looking out across the Pacific Ocean, to our right we could see the mountains of Canada. The international boundary runs down the center...

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May 7, 2012 - Cape Flattery & Neah Bay

A few years ago, while still in sailor mode, we had planned to sail around Cape Flattery and head south to Mexico on our sailboat. We didn't do that, so finding ourselves in the neighbourhood, we decided to head out to see what we'd missed. The sun was still shining, off and on, as we headed west on Highway 101, past Lake Crescent, turning north at the junction, onto Highway 113 and then on 112 to the coast. (Since we towed our car with us, we were able to leave the RV at Shadow Mountain and make a daytrip in the car.) Once on 112, the road...

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Sep 24, 2011 - Makah Indian Reservation, Neah Bay

I have fallen way behind on this website but shall endeavor to catch up. I am now at an Army Core of Engineers campground called Lake Kaweah and have resolved my self to holding in this location for a couple of weeks. I am equal distance from Wood Lake and Three Rivers, CA just below Sequoia National Park. I will be back tracking with the entries from here as it really is Oct 29. I try my best to check out the local art when in any given area. The art and customs of the Makah Indians of the Neah Bay area were particularly interesting. I...

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River Wind

Sep 23, 2011 - Olympic National Park, WA.

I biked a portion of the Olympic Discovery Bike Trail before leaving for Neah Bay which allowed for the harvesting of some of Washington States wild blackberries, prolific is not the word for the abundance of these deliciously sweet and large morsels. Neah Bay is well within the confines of the Olympic Rain Forest area in which some 160 to 180 inches of rain will fall within any given year, some in the form of snow. Mold, moss and a variety of other forms of flora do very well here under these conditions. It is not uncommon to see trees...

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Aug 17, 2011 - Olympic Peninsula, WA.

There are 3 days worth of pictures posted on today's blog. We have been exploring the Olympic Coast of Washington. Luckly we have had beautiful sunny weather. We are staying in Sequim, WA at Rainbow's End campground. The drive here took us across the Hood Canal which is the longest floating bridge over salt water in the world. It connects the Kitsap Peninsula to the Olympic Peninsula. After we set up camp we drove to Port Townsend which is a Victorian seaport. It is full of Victorian homes and restored business buildings. Port Hudson Marina...

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May 25, 2011 - Neah Bay, WA

We took US 101 & WA 112 across the peninsula to the town of Neah Bay, which is very northwestern-most point of the Olympic Peninsula & the 48 contiguous states. It is a part of the Makah Indian Reservation. The town of Neah Bay has the look of a typical Indian community, which unfortunately seldom appear to be doing very well economically. The town sits right on the bay, with its large dock area & lots of large fishing boats tied-up at the docks. I'm not sure why so many boats were at the docks midday while we were there, rather than being...

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We're Wingin' It

Dec 5, 2010 - Awesome Scenic Drive

We went exploring today and drove the fantastic Strait of Juan de Fuca National Scenic Byway. We stopped to photograph many of the coastal areas including Challam Bay and Sekiu Bay. We ended our drive at Neah Bay, home of the Makah Indian Reservation. Clallam Bay and Sekiu (pronounced SEEK-you) are the fishing headquarters for the Strait of Juan de Fuca. They have a lot of charters for fishing for halibut and salmon plus whale watching, birdwatching and great sightseeing. We saw several bald eagles and were hoping to see one of the rare...

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Sep 5, 2010 - Northwest Point

The weather forecast for the next few days was rain or Northwest Sunshine! So, Susan and Tim decided it was the best time to drive to Cape Flattery that is the farthest northwest point in the continental USA. It is a 105 mile one way trip over twisty and up & down roads. We left around noon with an ice chest in case we say someone selling fresh salmon. Susan got to drive and learned when the road signs say 25 mph--they mean 25 mph for a sharp curve. We left US 101 and headed out to Neah Bay and while passing through a small community, we...

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