We were up super-early (for me) on the 15th to catch the ferry from Fulford, Salt Spring Island to Swartz Bay, Vancouver Island. Another ferry took us from Victoria, B.C. to Port Angeles, Washington. The scenery in Washington was gorgeous and the weather was much hotter than we anticipated.In place the in-car thermometer was registering 35 degrees centigrade. We drove east from Port Angeles to the Hood Canal and then headed south and west to Seaview.
Someone with a well established sense of irony named Hood Canal. It is one of the largest fjords in North American and cuts into the state from north to south. It was odd to be so far inland and see salt marshes and tides and seabirds. We stopped along the way at Cannon Beach and Newport, old haunts that Kevin wanted to revisit. We were in Oregon 6 years ago for Devon and Debra's wedding and did the coastal highway drive with Jeff.
Washington certainly wins the award for interesting place names. I think my favourite is Dosewallips, followed closely by Lilliwaps.
|Waiting for the ferry from Victoria to Port Angeles|
|Beside the Hood Canal|
|In Cannon Beach, Oregon - they love their hydrangeas in the northwest.|
|Another funky espresso coffee hut.|