Yesterday, (Friday), we took the Silverado and went into Port Angeles to check it out. The RV Park is about 6 miles East of town.
We found out that Port Angeles is the birthplace of John Elway of Denver Bronco fame… GO Broncos! It is also the site of the “largest prehistoric Indian village and burial ground found in the US”.
Here’s a picture of us standing outside the visitor center which is also next to the ferry service and port of entry area.
There were a couple of wall murals in the nearby harbor park. The informational placard provides some background on the wall art.
Here’s a placard that gives a little information on the downtown area.
A few pictures of the harbor area:
We also drove out on the sandpit that is named Ediz Hook. It projects north-easterly for three miles into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We got out and wandered around the shoreline.
Coach was afraid of the tentacle looking seaweed branches that were washed up on the rocks.
View of Mt Baker across the Strait.
Later in the afternoon, we we drove through the Olympic National Park entrance and showed our pass. Saved another $15. It was a 17 mile winding paved road to Hurricane Ridge, which is only accessable from Port Angeles. The views were magnificent.
Deer were going up to people in the parking area.
View from the side of the Visitor Center at Hurricane Ridge.
View from the back of the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center.
Here’s another informational placard to describe the view.
And yet another informational placard… what would we do without them?
This is the view back into Port Angeles from the top of one of the short trails at the top of Hurricane Ridge.
I will try to post the pictures tomorrow from the trip we took today (Saturday) into Victoria B.C. We took the ferry over for the day and also visited Butchart Gardens. It was a nice trip, albeit expensive.
We also plan to pack up and move tomorrow. Check-out time is noon. We have a destination on the West Coast of the peninsula in mind, so we’ll see how that goes.