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May 29, 2008 - Ferry ride to Port Townsend, Sequim

The shortest route from Anacortes to the Olympic Peninsula is on the ferry from Whidbey Island to Port Townsend, so Wednesday we took the bus on a boat ride. I must say it was a very strange sensation to look out our windshield at water while experiencing the rocking motion from three to four foot swells. And Petey just thought we’d given up boating! We landed in Port Townsend, a charming Victorian town with its well preserved 19th century buildings, then drove 30 miles west to Sequim, pronounced “Squim.” This part of the peninsula is in...

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Chap & Peg's Site

May 22, 2008 - Seattle, WA

you last heard from us we have continued our visit of Washington State. We headed to the Olympic National Park area. Later in the week, we visited Seattle. The weather the entire time we were in these areas was cloudy/misty or raining. I guess it is all of that moisture that makes the area so green and beautiful. In Seattle, we walked to the Space Needle and basically got ripped off by paying $16 each to get a view of the City. Oh well, at least it was starting to clear up when we got to the top, although not clear enough to see Mt....

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May 19, 2008 - Crescent Lake, WA

By Monday the weather had turned cloudy and cool again (but no rain…yet). It was time to pick up and move, this time to the northwestern part of Washington near a little city called Sequim (pronounced skwim). Sequim sits in this little rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and receives only 17 inches of rain per year while the surrounding rain forest area receives over 140 inches. The amount of precipitation increases one inch per mile in either direction of Sequim, and the city bills itself as the sunniest place in Washington. Sure enough,...

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May 14, 2008 - Sequim, WA

Today was really an official travel day. We actually went approximately 155 miles from Centralia to Sequim in northern Washington on the Olympic Peninsula. I took a look at the map and discovered that Elma was on our way north and hoping for a chance to see a yak in person, we took Highway 12 to Elma. Besides, we prefer taking the smaller roads and will try to stay off the major highways whenever possible as we travel across this country, so we had actually planned on going through Elma and avoid going through Olympia anyway. We stopped for...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Aug 18, 2007 - Sequim—We LOVE it Here!

This is a really great place. It is bigger than we thought, but it still has a hometown feel and is a very friendly and clean city. We hope that the pictures give you an idea of what the area is like. There is so much to do here and we really tried to do it all, but we just didn't have enough time. During the six days we were here we checked out the town, visited the wineries, saw the Hoh Rain Forest, Hurricane Ridge, hiked to a beach on the Pacific, visited Port Angeles and Port Townsend and rode our bikes over a portion of the Discovery...

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Jul 12, 2007 - Sequim, WA

By the time we arrived in Sequim (pronounced "Skwim"), a record-breaking heat wave was baking the Olympic peninsula. One little town, Hoquiam, whose highest temperature ever was 76 degrees, recorded a whopping 99. But that didn't stop us from enjoying ourselves. We ate Dungeness crabs at a restaurant with a view of the Dungeness Spit, which is where these delicious creatures come from. We learned that Sequim and Provence, France, and the only two places in the world that grow lavender. We visited one of the lavender farms, which are also...

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Spring-Summer 2007

Jun 25, 2007 - Sequim, WA

Today, after getting the screw out of our tire, we drove to Diamond Point Resort in Sequim (pronounced SKWIM). After setting up and lunching, we took a drive to sight see and run errands (market, bank, etc) and kept running into ex-Californians - San Diego, Redondo Beach, Northern California. After dinner we enjoyed a walk around the campsites and sat outside while it was still warm, talking to our friendly neighbors.

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Aug 20, 2006 - Sequim, Washington

This morning I attended a little church just a couple of exits from the RV park in Sequim. The people were friendly. A man told me that they get an average of only ten inches of rain in this area while, not far away, there is about 144 inches. Such a quirky thing!! One couple used to be full-time RVers and spent several of their winters at Padre Island. They've also stayed at Quartzsite, Arizona for months at a time. After eating a bite of lunch in their parking lot, I went to Port Angeles, just a few miles to the west. I stopped at the...

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Aug 17, 2006 - Sequim, WA

SEQUIM We are staying at the Rainbow's End campground just out of Sequim and what a lovely place this is! This would be the number one rated campground except for the lack of paved sites. It does offer a small pond stocked with trout (BIG trout) and a duck. It has a fenced in dog excersise area that is Lacie-sized, club room and "adult retreat"....not sure what we are supposed to do at the adult retreat and am afraid to ask! The nicest surprise is the "babbling brook" just outside the bedroom window. Really lends itself to a good night's...

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Ron and Jane 2006

May 9, 2005 - Upper Washington Peninsula

May 6, 2005 We left Ravensdale this morning for the WA peninsula. We traveled south and crossed the Tacoma Narrows bridge to get to the peninsula. All the rododendrens are in bloom, along with wisterisa, lilacs, and lots of other flowers not common to Alaska. We also crossed the Hood Canal Bridge. We arrived at a camp ground in Brinnon, WA where the Muellers, Millers, and Petry's all met up. Jennifer P. had reserved 3 sites so we could all be together, and at first we thought it might have been a bad choice, as the next day was the...

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Snow Gypsies

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