Olympic Peninsula Zip! (Part 2)

If you missed Part One, click here to catch up on the Zip Trip.

After Whitney Gardens closed for the day, we hopped in the car and continued on our way around the peninsula.

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Low clouds and misty foggy drizzle and mossy trees… gorgeous.
I love the Pacific Northwest.

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Misty moody Hwy 101
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Clouds assist with the sunset in Sequim

We stopped for the night in Port Angeles. What a charming town.

There’s a ferry line that runs between Port Angeles, WA up to Victoria, BC. I don’t have a current passport, but when I get mine renewed, this ferry is at the top of my list of places to use it.

We thought it would be fun to stay in a motel that has cool, kitchy neon.

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Cool Neon

We quickly learned that cool neon does not necessarily equal comfy beds.

Oh well, at least the neon was cool.

The next day, we continued along Hwy 101 past Lake Crescent.
Breathtaking.

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Lake Crescent, WA
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Bikes Beware
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Twisty Curvy
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Bikes, yikes!
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Roadside Flowers
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Dave and our trusty 3-cylinder Geo Eggbeater
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Olympic Mountains near the Sol Duc River

We continued along Hwy 101, past huge old growth tree stumps and snow covered mountaintops until we arrived in Forks, WA.

I’m not into Vampires, so driving through Forks held no special meaning for me. Instead, because Dave is into trains, we stopped in a city park to check out this old engine:

As we continued around the western side of the Olympic Peninsula, we visited the Hoh Rain Forest and got a really cool surprise.

I’ll show you what we saw in Part 3.

 

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