Mary here…Hanging out in Port Angeles waiting for the ferry to Victoria bc. We have had a wonderful 2 days to begin our trip. Have not met any vampires but understand why they choose to live here.
Travelling from PDX to Kalaloch Lodge (pronounced clay lock – go figure) was a cinch and the cabin was homey. Will add some photos later when we land for the night.
Visited Ruby beach, Sol Duc falls – 0.8 mile hike in and out – quite lush.
Dinner at Kalaloch lodge was fine and the waitress got a kick out of our exchange over dessert. Marion Berry crumble sounded like Marion Barry crumbe to me so i asked if the dessert was named afer the discraced mayor of LA? We are cracking up as we write this. Mary
Correction: Marion Barry was the mayor of DC not LA – thank you Barbara..
Both landing in Portland just before midday – I splurged on first class for a $169 fee. With a 6 hour flight and not much sleep the night before – those comfy seats are CALLING me.
Goodnight all and safe travels
As my GPS is known, is filling with destinations as they materialize. Hints of Autumn, sea and mountains are a but whisper away. — jj
8/29- Arrive In Portland, Oregon and drive to
Olympic National Park which we will explore the next day.
8/30 – 8/31 Head to Victoria BC and explore
9/1-2 Vancouver, Look out!
9/3-6 Drive South down the Oregon Coast
9/6-7 – Crater Lake Calls
9/8-9 Drive to Ashland and explore area
9/-10 Make our Way back to Portland and stay there 9-10
9-11 Depart Portland
Some towns to check out on Oregon Coast:
Washington: Gig Harbor