“It rains a lot!” “Beware of vampires!”
Just a few examples of what people might say, when they hear you are visiting the Olympic Peninsula. Located in western Washington, just across Puget Sound from Seattle, these 3,600 square miles, contain some of the last unexplored places in the continental US. As a matter of fact, the peninsula wasn’t mapped until around 1900.
During our visit we did not get a drop of rain, neither did we see any vampires. Then again, they are supposedly fleeing the area when it is sunny out. Locals assured us that the weather we experienced was very uncommon, especially for June. When planning a trip to the Olympic Peninsula you have to expect rain, and be prepared for it.
This is a photo-log of our 2 day journey, enjoy!
Ruby Beach – early morning, the inside of the Peninsula was nice and sunny, the beach however offered some eerie fog views.
The Hoh Rainforest – around noon. As per its name it should be raining, however on this day it didn’t.
Rialto Beach – absolutely stunning, you might recognize it from movies such as “The Goonies”, or “Twilight”, the beach by La Push
Hurricane Ridge – offering incredible views and some really friendly wildlife
Lake Crescent – beautiful, clear fresh water lake along 101
Especially the more rural areas of the Olympic Peninsula offer a very limited number of accommodations, mainly campgrounds and some motels. It is definitely a nature and adventure lover’s playground!
We decided to spend our night on a sailboat in Port Angeles harbor which was simply perfect for our adventure!
Written by STEFANIE PICHONNAT
Stefanie Pichonnat is the owner of AAV Travel, a boutique travel firm. You can contact her at email@example.com.