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Leaving Mora

Leaving Mora

See Olympic Park Intro Video See Olympic NP Videos It's been a fabulous stay on #19 in Mora Campground. We chose Mora not only for its proximity to Rialto Beach but also for its National Park aesthetic and its affordability, only $10 per night with our Senior Pass!...

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Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall

With a degree of trepidation we set out this morning to hike to Hole in the Wall from the Rialto Beach parking lot, in Olympic National Park on Washington State's Pacific Coast. It's only two miles each way. Oh yeah, it's through beach rock and sand. How will the...

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Sunset Called

Sunset Called

Sunset at Rialto seemed too good an opportunity to pass up, but we didn't stay on the beach the whole time. Instead we made the nine minute drive to the Three Rivers Resort Restaurant for some Halibut Fish & Chips. The food was good but the references to The...

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Rialto

Rialto

There's nothing like sitting on an ancient giant tree on a rocky shore watching Pacific waves crashing near our feet and dark clouds scuttling overhead while writing a blog. There might be a glorious sunset this evening. We might not want to wait out in the cold to...

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Salmon Run

Salmon Run

Wow! We got to see salmon run! We really did! Clued in by the ranger at the Olympic National Park Visitors Center that the coho and Chinook salmon are running. So fortified with Fish and Chips at Next Door Gastropub in Port Angeles, Washington, we headed to Salmon...

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Chuckie & Judy’s Day Out

Chuckie & Judy’s Day Out

One evening  in September 1975 at Patrick Henry Inn after a long day of touring Williamsburg VA along with hordes of tourists, we watched a report on the evening news of two chimps, named Chuckie & Judy that had escaped from the local zoo. Just opened the...

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Hurricane Ridge Parking Lot

Hurricane Ridge Parking Lot

After some deliberation and a stop at the Visitors Center at Port Angeles for information, we decided to make the drive up to the highest point in Olympic National Park, Hurricane Ridge. The ranger told us that at the entrance they would not permit more vehicles to...

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One More Walk

One More Walk

And when the rain let up enough, who could resist one more sunset stroll on Kalaloch Beach?

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Got Rain?

Got Rain?

Early this morning we opted to skip the early morning Ranger Talk on the beach thinking we'd catch it tomorrow before we pack up. Then as we were cleaning up after breakfast the rain started. We tucked the generator in under the T@B for shelter then we tucked...

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Celebrating Forty-Three

Celebrating Forty-Three

We opted to stay put most of the day. Set up chairs in the woods behind the T@B and just relaxed. Bits of sun filtered in once in a while but mostly the day was gray. We did some walking around the campground but nothing strenuous. Late in the afternoon we climbed...

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.