Saturday, June 16, 2007

Circling Mount Olympus

Well, we decided we had plenty of time to do the Olympic Peninsula anyway. Yesterday, we followed the length of the Hood Canal, following WA106 from Belfair and picking up US101 just south of Hoodsport. We spent the night in Port Townsend, at the Jefferson Transit park-and-ride lot (map).

The transit agency has striped about ten RV spaces in this lot, and allows an overnight stay of one night after checking in with the dispatcher by phone. In spite of this being a weekend in the "high" season, we were the only rig here last night. $1.25 gets you an all-day pass on the entire transit system, and we rode the #11 "Downtown Shuttle" into Port Townsend's historic Victorian downtown, where we browsed the shops and had a nice dinner at the Silverwater Cafe. As a bonus, the park-and-ride lot is immediately adjacent to a Safeway, so we did a little grocery shopping after we got home.

Had we not wanted to ride the shuttle, we might have eaten right across the street at the Port Townsend Brewing Company. When we got back to the coach, live jazz was emanating from their back patio -- it looked quite pleasant.

Today we will continue along the north shore of the Olympic peninsula past Port Angeles, then turn in to the park and head up to Sol Duc Hot Springs.

1 comment:

  1. Sean & Louise, You guys are in my growing up neck of the woods. Are you planning to go out to Neah Bay? If you do, be very careful of the road from Clallam Bay to Neah Bay, it can get narrow, curvy and dangerous. There are a couple of RV parks out there, and plenty to see. If you would like a local to show you around, let me know and I'll send you to my neice or one of my high scool friends.


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