Well I didn’t quite get the thick lush forest like I was hoping. We spent too much time on the water looking at all the fun beaches along the way. We had a blast and would definitely hit the WA coast again. It’s absolutely beautiful!
We have been having an extreme heat wave the past several days. We were on the coast when it started. The rain forest was 85 degrees, and then within 10 miles of heading to the coast the temperature plummeted 22 degrees. You can just see the difference in the pictures.
This first image is from Rialto Beach. The entire beach is tumbled rock. You can sit down in it or put your knees on it, and it is so smooth. The sound the rocks make when the waves are washing them up on the shore was so relaxing.
Here we are not 10 miles from where it was hot and sunny. Beautiful area, with lots of great camping and cabins.
Lake Quinault. This is where we ended up staying. Gorgeous lake and tons to do. The Quinault Rain Forest is here and there are many miles of trails to be hiked. We didn’t happen to hike that many of them, but we saw a little.
Here we are on the Bainbridge Island Ferry back to Seattle. I love how quiet and peaceful the island is next to the big tall busy city in the background. The clouds coming in were amazing!
And back to Seattle at last. Great trip…cannot wait to go back again and get those shots I wanted.