On October 22 of last year I began this lengthy series on our transpacific cruise which originated in Sydney, Australia, after a four-day visit, and finished up in Seattle, Washington some twenty-eight days later. Our last stop prior to disembarkation in Seattle was Port Angeles, Washington. This week I will finish up this months-long series with our last sightseeing excursion before cruise end — Hurricane Ridge in Washington State’s Olympic National Park.
The funny thing about this stop was the contrast with the more tropical destinations we visited en route. Cold. Fog. Rain and drizzle at the lower elevations that became a blizzard by the time we reached the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center at an elevation of 5,242 feet/1,598 meters. Along the way to the visitor center and our rendezvous with a snowstorm in May we witnessed magnificent vistas, thick forests, fog, cold, and wildlife.
As the clouds rolled in we were treated to an eery, almost surreal landscape.
On Wednesday I’ll present to you images of the snow-covered landscape that awaited us. Until then here is one last image of our uphill drive.
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