The Olympic Peninsula (and Olympic National Park) is just a short ferry ride across the Straight of Juan de Fuca from Victoria, and somewhere I’ve been meaning to visit for years. I’m glad that I finally did!
After a quick lunch in Port Angeles, I headed to Rialto Beach, where there was a lot of driftwood, some dead standing trees and a few sea stacks. It was a great place to explore and make some interesting photos.
A short drive from Rialto beach is the small town of Forks, WA, where much of the Twilight saga was centred around, and the town has plenty of reminders of it for the tourists. The motel I checked into there was clean, reasonably priced and conveniently located to explore the area. Despite the overcast sky, I went to Ruby beach that evening, in hope of some decent weather for sunset. As luck had it, the clouds broke a couple hours before sunset and it made for a beautiful evening.
The next morning I took a short drive and explored the Hall of Mosses trail, in the Hoh Rainforest. It was impossible to count the number of shades of green in there!
Exploring the short trail took much of the morning and I had to head back to Port Angeles, to catch the return ferry to Victoria.
It was a fantastic trip, but far too short to see all that the Olympic Peninsula has to offer. I will definitely be making return trips in the future!
Select photos from my adventures are available for purchase online at Fine Art America.