Starting and ending in Seattle, our road trip in early July across the Olympic Peninsula truly encompasses the beauty of the Pacific Northwest

Capturing Sunsets in Port Angeles

We left late in the day, passing through the islands of Puget Sound during the daylight hours and arriving in Port Angeles late, but just in time for sunset

The waves bombarded the shore, making it hard to enjoy the sunset without getting wet
The waves bombarded the shore, making it hard to enjoy the sunset without getting wet
The storm clouds that usually roll through the straight of Juan De Fuca subsided while we were on the coast town of Port Angeles
The storm clouds that usually roll through the straight of Juan De Fuca subsided while we were on the coast town of Port Angeles

A Hike and a Swim near Hurricane Ridge

Early-ish in the morning we drove from Port Angeles to the famed Hurricane Ridge for a beautiful hike and stunning scenery. After that, we went to Crescent Lake for a refreshing dip in the sun kissed lake

The ice and snow here at Hurricane Ridge somehow can withstand the summer heat better than me
The ice and snow here at Hurricane Ridge somehow can withstand the summer heat better than me
This deer, which we named Albert, was very friendly with us humans
This deer, which we named Albert, was very friendly with us humans
After a long hike we had a paddle at Lake Crescent
After a long hike we had a paddle at Lake Crescent

The Tip of the Peninsula

Heading away from Port Angeles, we stopped at both Sol Duc Falls and Cape Flattery, both of which turned out spectacular and are well worth the detour

Seldom would we get any sun hiking towards the Sol Duc Falls through the tall evergreen trees
Seldom would we get any sun hiking towards the Sol Duc Falls through the tall evergreen trees
The mist from the waterfall was constantly splashing on my face - and my camera lens
The mist from the waterfall was constantly splashing on my face - and my camera lens
Cape Flattery is in my opinion, worthy of being a world wonder with its green, blue and white hues and the rock formations stunning me with their beauty
Cape Flattery is in my opinion, worthy of being a world wonder with its green, blue and white hues and the rock formations stunning me with their beauty
I was addicted to the ocean during this stop on our road trip
I was addicted to the ocean during this stop on our road trip

Tall Trees in Quinalt

In the Hoh Rainforest, and then Ruby Beach, trees were abundant, whether alive in the forest or driftwood that washed up on the shore

'The Hall of Mosses' as it is called by the natives truly was a hall of mosses - it was hard to avoid them as they hung from tree to tree
'The Hall of Mosses' as it is called by the natives truly was a hall of mosses - it was hard to avoid them as they hung from tree to tree
Looking at the Pacific Ocean from Ruby Beach was mesmerizing to say the least, and a good last stop for the trip
Looking at the Pacific Ocean from Ruby Beach was mesmerizing to say the least, and a good last stop for the trip