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Olympic Peninsula

We spent a weekend driving around the Olympic Peninsula, staying overnight at a bed and breakfast in Forks


I just had to get a picture of the Lake Sylvia State Park sign... I think this was in Aberdeen. It looks like an old high school for which they're going to a lot of trouble to save the fascade. Strange.


At Pacific Beach. This was the first time in a while that we've smelled the ocean - wonderful! You can drive up to this point in your car along the beach. I climbed on top of a massively huge gnarled rootstock, root side up.


This particular spot is known for the huge burls that the spruce trees are burdened with.


Everywhere you look, the trees had massive tumors bulging out.


The coast


We brought some lunch, and ate at the top of the cliff.




The stones at this beach were ideal for skipping. Unfortunately there was a really steep bank, and heavy surf, so it wasn't easy to skip stones. Squinting into the sun next to my cairn


At often-photographed Ruby Beach


Eric jumping streams and fording rivers


Eric writes in the sand


These sea caves reminded me of the ones we saw in New Zealand


Eric took a surreptitious picture of a lady at the beach doing headstands At the Hoh Rain Forest. The air was very damp and cold there, even though it had been sunny everywhere else, and carpets of moss covered most visible objects.


This is called a nurse log - where many saplings grow in a line, having derived their nutrients from a large fallen tree that then disappears.
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