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August 22, 2005
Olympic National Park: Edmonds to Kingston to Hurricane Ridge
Filed in: Current Affairs, Photography

Made a trek to the Olympic peninsula on Sunday and most of Monday. I'll put a post up for the next several days representative of different areas of the park.

Not everyone is aware that Washington state is home to three national parks - all within reasonable driving distance from anywhere in western Washington. I've shown you some pictures of Rainier - that's perhaps most well known. Almost the entire peninsula west of Puget Sound is the Olympic National Park.

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Travel from Seattle or any points east, north, or south of there benefit from a ferry ride to the peninsula.

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This is the Edmonds to Kingston run - north Seattle to north peninsula...

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Amidst that dock bulkhead and its mom is a baby seagull - the 'arrow' is pointing to it.

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Puget Sound expanse on the way to Kingston.

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Everyone is anxious to make land.

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In the city of Kingston - no, not Jamaica, this sleepy island hamlet is in Washington.

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From Kingston it's up north, across the Hood Canal bridge, continuing north, then bearing west to Port Angeles, then south up the ever winding road to Hurricane Ridge - a panorama that spans at least a 270 degree view. It is the subject of the next post in this series. Y'all come back now...



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Gorgeous, MC. Wish you could somehow include the ocean smell - I really miss that.

EMCEE: Hey JWebb. Strangely, I thought of sending you a fresh crab, say via ground service. Even if you couldn't actually smell it when it got there - it would at least knock you out for a little while :)

Posted by: JWebb at Aug 23, 2005 12:44:23 PM

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okay. . .

Posted by: JWebb at Aug 24, 2005 11:11:48 AM

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