Sept. 4-5: from Victoria, BC to the Olympic Peninsula

IMG_1003Victoria is the quaintest town in Canada I’ve seen thus far. It reminded me of Luebeck in northern Germany, the birthplace and hometown of my late friend Jan. One day I’ll take his currently five-year-old son Tommaso to BC so he can judge for himself.

IMG_0996Black Ball Ferry Line’s MV Coho took us to Port Angeles on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Over fifty years old but in great shape, the Coho (silver salmon) exuded a lot of nostalgia and offered excellent views of Victoria’s Inner Harbor and the subsequent passage from its sun deck.

IMG_1005I can’t say for sure, but I believe this was the same Holland America cruise ship that we saw in Skagway, AK two weeks ago.

IMG_1000The day in Victoria ended with a beautiful sunset.

IMG_1009Perfect timing by this seagull…

IMG_1011Note the cruise ship right below the snow-clad peaks of Washington’s Olympic Mountains.

IMG_1014We stayed on a campground inside Olympic National Park and woke to gorgeous sunshine.

IMG_1015Vancouver Island was visible as we were driving back to Port Angeles, WA.

IMG_1029We then headed west toward the Pacific coast. Rialto Beach is rated Washington State’s most beautiful stretch of shore.

IMG_1017Harry could not resist…

IMG_1030… and tried wave riding, but eventually settled for…

IMG_1027… his usual stick.

IMG_1035On Ruby Beach (which we liked even more than Rialto) visitors were building stone pyramids.

IMG_1036In the background: one of the iconic rock formations near Ruby Beach.

Sept. 4-5 It’s Labor Day weekend and campgrounds on the shore were all full. We eventually found a campsite right by a lake near Quinault.


One thought on “Sept. 4-5: from Victoria, BC to the Olympic Peninsula

  1. thanks Daniel and Harry for all your very interesting adventures, encounters and comments. I am still with you both. We here are very much engaged with this fugitive matter. I started to teach German to some of them here at Lauterbach. But there is another idea I must copying. We found it in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung like:

    Der Appel des Dalai Lama an die Welt
    “Ich denke an manchen Tagen, dass es besser wäre, wenn wir gar keine Religionen mehr hätten”.

    I am yelling it out daily, but nobody listens at me.

    And now, Daniel, I wish you less rain and good health all the time.

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