Sunday, October 14, 2012

Today's Destination

Kalaloch Beach 2

We spent last night at a hotel at the Seattle airport. Today we're headed for Kalaloch Lodge, located on the Pacific Coast of Olympic National Park.  This is the extreme northwest corner of the main body of the U.S. (Alaska and Hawaii are off on their own.)

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The photos are from our last visit to the area four years ago. We love it. It's wild, remote and isolated. The area is a cool weather rain forest. You can take walks along the rough beach or wander up trails along the rivers descending from the mountains. Might see a moose. It's not going to be as bright as the top picture when we arrive. In fact, it may be pouring rain. That's one of the reasons people go there. 

No room phone, TV, cellular service or Internet. All they got is a couple of phone booths in the parking lot. We have to drive 40 minutes to the little logging town of Forks, Washington, to get online. Forks, by the way, is the place where the Twilight series of vampire stories is set.  Under the circumstances , I might not get out any posts until we get to Seattle of Wednesday. Same for comments.

Kalaloch phone booth

 Ruby Beach 5

Hoh Rainforest 1


Virginia said...

I remember these photos or at least the top one. Good to see you're taking some time off from the blog and internet. We should all do that more. Have a great time.

William Kendall said...

I've never been there, but it's a part of the continent I'd love to see for myself, particularly Olympic. The beach shots are spectacular.

I do follow a photoblogger from that area; she's regularly taking pictures throughout the Northwest.

I would hope that the town of Forks would like to forget that awful, awful tale of Mr. Sparkles, Sullen Idiot, and Dog Boy takes place there...

Jack said...

Wild. It is great to go offline sometimes. Deep offline.