Monday, July 28, 2008

Same Day Second Post

We've arrived at the Lake Quinault Lodge and I'm attempting to catch up on a bit of blogging and photo editing. I'll share a few more pics of our trip, beginning on Friday when C and I departed from Coupeville.

As we headed north toward Deception Pass, we stopped and bought these wonderful dark sweet cherries from a young man who was selling them out of the back of his truck:

I had never seen dark sweet cherries before, except in a can. These were especially good and sweet. YUMMMMM!

When we returned to Coupeville to take the ferry to Port Townsend, we once again passed Penn Cove, and there was the regatta:

Later that afternoon, we arrived at Domaine Madeleine, which is situated on the Straits of Juan de Fuca, between Sequim and Port Angelese. Here is the wonderful wildflower garden that greeted us as we drove down the lane:

I complimented Ryan, the gardener and son of Jeri our hostess, and he offered me seeds from his gardens. So, I am going home with a large baggie full of wildflower seeds! What wonderful memories will be blooming in my garden next Spring!

This morning we drove past Lake Crescent on our way to the Hoh Rainforest. It is a lovely glacial lake and I was captivated by its beautiful turquoisey/teal color. I hope you can see it in my pics.


OK, so here we are at the Hoh Rainforest. Magnificent! Douglas Firs, Sitka Spruce, many ferns and loads of wildflowers blooming everywhere!

Look at these recently fallen giants:

By late afternoon, we were finally getting hungry after our sumptuous five course breakfast at Domaine Madeleine. Our sister-in-law Molly had told us that she had enjoyed a great meal at the restaurant in La Push just a month or so ago, so we thought we'd give it a try.

The special was Dungeness Crab, which C ordered cold, and I enjoyed the sauteed halibut. Another great meal.

Here are a couple more scenes from La Push.

All in all another very great day in Paridise!



Carol said...

Oh, I love these vicarious holidays you take me on. The scenery is just lovely, thank you for sharing it with your blogging friends. Very cold and wet here so I'm enjoying seeing your much nicer weather. XXOO

Eva Hagbjärn said...

What a lovely vacation, and pictures. Looks a bit like the northen parts of Sweden.
Lucky you to experience so many places and things.
Give my best to Craig

Kram Eva

Jeannie said...

You are making me so homesick! I go to LaConner frequently when I visit my parents and the Olympic Pennisula is one of my favorite camping areas. Have a wonderful time! Cheers.