25 July 2014 – A final photograph from our last walk at Bush Point on Whidbey Island … with the Olympics in the distance.
25 July 2014 – As we drove the final length of our loop around the Olympic Peninsula, we stopped to stretch our legs at the Hood Canal. Then we caught the ferry from Port Townsend back to Whidbey Island. We also took one last short walk along the beach near our friends’ home – a nice way to end our trip “full circle”. Here are a few of the final photos from our trip in July.
25 July 2014 —
Our last day on the Olympic Peninsula was mostly driving, but we did manage to spend some time hiking in the Lake Quinault area in the morning before we drove back to Whidbey Island (to return camping gear to our friends) and then on to Seattle for our flight home the next morning. The first short hike we did that morning was from our campsite to the lodge – these are some picture of that hike and around the lodge.
24 July 2014 – One of the highlights of ONP was our hike through the Hoh Rain Forest. It was like stepping into a moist, lush, green world. There were lots of giant banana slugs (6 inches long!) – we did not see them at first. It took a child holding one for us to realize how big they were and what to look for. Water was the predominate theme – whether it was drops on a spider web, a stream running through the forest, or mist coming down … water was everywhere!