Olympic National Park

Another cloudy and rainy morning, but we didn’t let that stop us from exploring the area. We actually put about 220 miles on the Jeep today.

Our first mission was find a post office. We enjoyed the big beautiful flowers in front of the Port Gamble Post Office.

Post Office at Port

Post Office at Port

Someone suggested we eat at The Oak Table Cafe in Sequim so we did just that. We were very impressed. They specialize in handcrafted breakfast and creative lunches. I don’t usually promote individual business but am making an exception for this one.

The Oak Table Cafe

The Oak Table Cafe

The rain was intermittent and we never did see the sun, but we kept on going.

Olympic National Park, Washington

Olympic National Park, Washington

As we drove through part of Olympic National Park we stopped at a point called Salmon Cascades. The salmon were jumping, trying to make their way up stream. Several people gathered to watch the show.

Salmon Cascades, Olympic National Park, Washington

Salmon Cascades, Olympic National Park, Washington

Then we stopped for a little hike through the Ancient Groves. The half-mile trail in this little section of rain forest took us through some really cool moss-covered trees and some big tall trees.

The Rain Forest

The Rain Forest

Tree Hugger

Tree Hugger

We never did make it to the ocean. It was getting late and it would have taken us a couple more hours to get there and back. We did not want to be driving home in the rain, in the dark, on roads we are not familiar with. So home we went. The ocean will have to wait.

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

  • Gasoline:  none
  • Lodging:   $30
  • Admission: free with Bernie’s National Senior Pass
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