I also didn't realize that while not a city, Sequim is a nice size town with every necessity. In addition to a Safeway, Sunny Farms Country Store (thank you Lisa!), and a large Walmart, there is even a Costco. Several major pharmacies, Home Depot, Petco, good size sporting goods stores, variety of restaurants, and a decent medical center make it a great place to "get things taken care of" in between all the more fun stuff we do.
Port Angeles rounds it out with auto dealerships, a small waterfront with the ferries to British Columbia, a sweet downtown, a movie theatre, numerous service providers (get your sewing machine fixed), and a few nice city parks.
There are several small live-music and theatre venues, museums and galleries as well.
|Love all the totems throughout both towns|
|A glimpse of Canada from the waterfront|
Doing a short walk through Port Angeles while Bill "took care of things" at the fly-fishing store, I enjoyed all the art and flowers that were seemingly everywhere.
|Art and flowers should be required in all towns|
No mall, no factories, no large industrial complexes, no sky scrapers.
Tuesday we drove north to Lake Crescent in our continued mission to find a decent fishing spot. While the goal eluded us once again, as always the pursuit took us to stunning natural beauty.
|Lake Crescent is also a glacier lake|
|Legs crossed wearing camo?|
|Dog's eye view|
|The glacier once filled the space from the top of these mountains|
|to 600 (some say 1000) feet below in the center of the lake|
|Another way to enjoy a day at the lake|
|Must be something pretty cool to see up there|
|Port Angeles and the Strait with Mt Baker from about 3000'|
|See. Mt Baker, really :-)|
|The forests we couldn't see the other day. Yes, because of all the trees.|
|Real glaciers <giggle>|
|Our first crowds of the summer. We can share.|
|Blue Glacier and there on the right is|
|the tip of Mt Olympus|
|Cue Julie Andrews|
It's also high for a couple flat-landers (at least for me) so we enjoyed the views from the Visitors Center patio, and I checked out the exhibits upstairs.
On the way back we drove through Heart of the Hills campground. Tents and small campers only. Very pretty.
During our short stay here I have really enjoyed the Bluff Trail behind the campground. It is always different. And always beautiful.
|Dungeness Spit with first cup|
|At low tide|
|After dinner walk|