We started early in the morning to cross the border to the United States. We needed to catch a ferry at Whidbey Island to
get to Port Townsend, and continued to drive to Port Angeles, then to the coast. Very quiet neighbour at Whidbey Island,
but surprisingly, lots of cars waiting at the ferry terminal.
We got off at Port Townsend, and decided to explore this used-to-be military post town. We noticed it was a wealthy
town with lots of antique shops. Most shops were not open at the time.
We got our park permit at Port Angeles, and keep driving towards the coast, it's a long drive, and nothing to see.
We managed to stop a few beaches, and luckily we saw someone surfing. We passed through lots of logged hillside, giving
us a very sad feeling, nothing but tree stumps.
Ferry to Port Townsend
Ferry Tail ....
Ran into Film Festival at Port Townsend
Which light should I look at? Port Townsend
Someone was surfing those waves
At camp, with Sikee
My signature shadow
We finally got ourselves to the coast. It was nice, except that water in the creek was running very slowly.
We saw many deers running around, and without any warnings, they ran into us and we ran into them.
We camped the first night, and explored on the coast the next day. It was our first time on the pacific coast.
Kelp (seaweed) were covering almost the entire beach. They stinked so bad, and lots of flies were feeding on them.
We hopped on the logs to traverse the beach. Need a lot of balance for that.
Baby deer ran into our camp Or we ran into their camp ???
Deer ran in front of me at camp! Watch ... Click to play video.
Sunset on Pacific Ocean
More kelp on the way, it's just a starter
There was no beach to walk on except on these logs
Man, you need strong ankles and balance for this trip.
We went through the beach, and explored a bit further. Nothing special about it. It was cloudy and misty.
On the way back, we ran into a family of 4 black bears, 1 mom and 3 cubs. There was about 400 feet between them and us.
Sikee was unwilling to move on, and we decided to hit a stick on the big logs, to make noise and drive them away. It worked.
THe next morning, we decided to leave camps at 4am, hoped to see some animals. We hiked in the dark without our headlamps.
And we saw 2 big deers feeding closely (10 feet away).
Nice overlook to the Ocean
We came through this beach, didn't we?
Deers at our camp
We drove back to Port Townsend, and visited a redecorated 1950s restaurant. We had burgers and floats there.
We also stopped at the deception pass to take a few pictures before we headed back to Vancouver.