Came back from Baja, put in a new larger driveway, rebuilt the sundeck, put on a new roof and rebuilt a set of stairs so I decided that I needed a week off.
We've made the blast down I-5 many times and on the times when we wanted to get out to the coast we'd do so to the Oregon coast but we'd never done the Olympic Peninsula coast.
So, prime 2 weeks of summer off we head without any reservations anywhere,
, which is typical for us as we like to be flexible in our travels.
Took the "costs less than a BC ferry" from Fort Casey on Whidbey Island to Port Townsend. No reservations, no problem. The state park right in Fort Townsend was full, but the Jefferson Country Fairgrounds have RV parking. Good location, minutes into town and inexpensive. Checked out Port Townsend for a couple of days.
On the way West we stopped at the Dungeness Spit, longest spit in N.A. It's been on my wife's list for a long time. Then on to Salt Creek by Tongue Point. Scored a primo waterfront site.
Half hour later the "campground full" sign was out. As we always say; "timing is everything".
From here we ran out to Neah Bay, sans trailer. Fantastic walking out the trail to the most North Westerly location of the continental US. And spectacular.
Also went up to the Sol Duc hot springs. Kinda not worth it or maybe, after seeing the Liard hot springs it pales in comparison.
Then on down to Kalaloch, on the coast. Scored a water view campsite. It was right behind the tree in the photo. One day that tree is going to go swimming and the campsite will really be an ocean front site.
Did some exploring of all the beaches, they're numbered 1-6 and then discovered another camping area called "South Beach" that hadn't shown up on any of our info. I'm thinking that maybe it was a day use area that they've recently started allowing people to stay at. Very much like camping on the beach in Baja. Next time we'll give it a try. I love being as close to the water as possible.
So, a nice little break in an area we hadn't seen before. Makes a nice little circuit. Now back to my chores, fence posts to replace.