For the last 24 years, we have vacationed mostly in the Pacific Northwest (PNW). In that time, we have explored much of the coastal areas of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia but, no matter how much time we spend there, we'll never be able to experience all of its many wonders; the people, towns, farms, forests, fields, mountains, the freshwater streams and lakes, the saltwater straits, bays, tidelands, islands and shoreline.
Some of the highlights of our 2009 vacation are recorded here. We hope you enjoy reading about them as much as we did living them.
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Sequim, WA – Part 1

August 10, 2009

Our plan today was to drive into Olympic National Park for some hiking but the mountains were socked in with fog so we decided instead to get acquainted with the small city of Sequim (‘skwim’) where we are staying. Sequim lies at the foot of the Olympic Mountains along the shore of the Strait of […]

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Hurricane Hill Remembered

August 11, 2009

The recorded message from Olympic National Park at 7:45 AM said, “The roads are clear, wet and foggy. Peaks and valley are not visible because of dense fog.” Well, we knew what we would find but we went there anyway, 35 miles to the trailhead from our cabin in Sequim. Oh, the memories of the […]

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Sequim, WA – Part 2

August 12, 2009

Nestled between the Olympic Mountain range and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Sequim and the surrounding area claim to be the “Lavender Capital of North America”. Abundant sunshine, fertile soil and the mild maritime climate provide the perfect conditions for growing lavender. A 30 mile long hike and bike trail runs through Sequim, built […]

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Cruise Ships – Seattle to Alaska

August 13, 2009

One of the interesting things to do in Sequim is to watch the nine or more Seattle based cruise ships on their way to Alaska. The schedule says that all nine head out every week, three each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We happened to be in Sequim on a Saturday and Sunday and saw […]

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