Tag: Washington State

Remembering the Hoh Rain Forest

As we eagerly wait for rain to clear the smoky skies, it seems like a good time to remember a beautiful place where rain is king – the Hoh Rain Forest.  Just four hours west of Seattle in Olympic National Park, it’s one of…

Mt Baker Wilderness Under Smoky Skies

Despite the smoky skies over Washington this week, we managed to find beauty in the Mt Baker Wilderness Area, which shares its eastern border with North Cascades National Park. We took the Mt. Baker Highway to its end at Artist Point for views of…

Mora and Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park spreads over the Olympic Peninsula in the northwest corner of Washington State, almost a million acres of protected wilderness, with mountains, forests and the wildest coastline in the contiguous United States. A designated World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve it…

Flying over Washington

On a recent flight to Southern California I pulled out my phone to snap a few pictures of the scenery below. Once again I sat on the wrong (that is, the right) side of the plane and thus missed the best photo opportunities of…

A shrimp story

Originally posted on Cats and Trails and Garden Tales:
Just off of Highway 101 where it runs along Hood Canal there was a small restaurant with a home in back and attached store in front.   They were owned and operated by Floyd and Elsie…

A Camper, Submarines, and Poulsbo

One of the nice things about shopping for a camper is that it takes you to places you might not otherwise go. Take yesterday for instance. We’d found a trailer for sale in Seabeck and wanted to take a look. Located on Hood Canal,…

Kanaskat-Palmer and the Green River

It’s camping season and sorry to say we are fresh out of campers. We sold our last one a year ago thinking we were done with hauling our sleeping quarters into the woods of the Pacific Northwest, and all over the country for that…

Cape Disappointment

I’ve already posted about our trip to Long Beach on the southern coast of Washington.  But I would be remiss if I left out our visit to Cape Disappointment on the southern tip of the Peninsula for it was here that the great explorers…

Oysterville on Willapa Bay

Travel back in time for absolute peace and quiet to the historic town of Oysterville. Located on the north end of the Long Beach Peninsula, Oysterville faces east on Willapa Bay, where generations of Chinook Indians once camped and gathered oysters. The first white…

The Colors and Solitude of Long Beach

Long Beach bills itself as the longest beach in the world.  Maybe that’s a stretch – no pun intended. Still at 28 miles, it ranks #3 on the list of longest US beaches and #8 in the world. And if you add in some…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted Tendrils

I just returned from a few days in Long Beach on the Washington Coast (look for posts to come on that) and while I was there visited nearby Cape Disappointment. As I walked through dense coastal forest I noticed flourishing native shrubs tightly packed…

Rainy Days and Bridges

If you had reason to cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge on a dreary, rainy Monday as we did today, this would be your view. I decided to make it into something more sunny and cheerful. Fortunately these bridges didn’t let us down despite the…

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