The
Olympic
Peninsula


August 11-22, 2011


Some images from our
vacation trip to Washington.
Purple lines trace our journey;
 red dots are where we stayed.
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Clearing fog, Sequim
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Foggy mooring, Sequim
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Purple Haze lavender farm, Sequim
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Lazy day crabbing in Port Angeles               
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Port Angeles paper mill
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Low and high tide, Salt Creek Park near Port Angeles
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 Mature trees along path to Sol Duc Falls         
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Sol Duc Falls

A few miles south of Port Angeles is the "drive-in mountain" Hurricane Ridge.  The scenery and wildlife change dramatically from the coast.
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Rialto Beach, just north of the Quillayute River near the village of La Push, was the visual highlight of our trip.
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Sunset at Rialto Beach

Other beaches show their beauty during the day or when enveloped in coastal fog.


Morning at Ruby Beach near the Hoh River on the Pacific coast.

A few hours later the coastal fog rolled in.

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         These Pacific beaches are strewn with driftwood, with logs 6 feet or more in diameter.
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Bald Eagle at Ruby Beach

           People seem compelled to pile up the smooth flat stones.
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Hobuck Beach near Neah Bay
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Fishing Boats, Neah Bay
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Neah Bay Harbor

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Sailboat Masts
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Superstructure
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Port Townsend Boat Haven

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Kayaks, Floats and Madrone Tree, Lake Crescent
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LakeCrescentKayaks.jpg LakeCresentLookingEast.jpg

The Hoh Rainforest, one of the few temperate rainforests in the U.S.
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        Scenes from the Hoh Rainforest
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       Harvesting straw in Sequim
Historic area of Poulsbo    
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Mt. Baker Mt Ranier


home.gif The photos and maps of the trip are available in a book.
Click on the image of the book cover to go to the Blurb site.


2011  Tom Judd
A Visual Explorati...
By Tom Judd