Thursday, July 16, 2015

2015-07-16 Evergreen SKP Park, Chimacum, WA

Today, we have enjoyed relaxing, planning a route and making reservations for campgrounds and window repair.


The past two days, the 14th and 15th, were rough on the knees since we walked several miles each day in Victoria BC, and Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park.


During this trip to Victoria, we started with a circuit on the Hop on Hop off (HOHO) double decker bus ride as soon as we got off the ferry from Port Angeles. This first picture is the sign for Mile Zero of the Trans Canada Highway Number 1. Mile Zero -0- Canada 1, Victoria BC. We got off the HOHO next at The Empress Hotel. Then we walked a couple of blocks to the Royal British Columbia Museum. Victoria BCVictoria BC. Just around the corner was the Totem Pole Garden. Victoria BC, Totem Poles at Royal BC MuseumVictoria BC, Totem Poles at Royal BC Museum. For lunch, Marilyn and I walked a few blocks to Red Fish Blue Fish on the harbor waterfront for fish and chips. Marilyn’s cod and my halibut were both delicious. After lunch we got back on the HOHO to stop at the Castle. (Robert Dundmuir, a coal magnet, built his dream castle, but tragically died before he could live in Craigdarroch). Victoria BC, Robert Dunsmuir's Craigdarroch CastleVictoria BC, Robert Dunsmuir's Craigdarroch Castle. After walking the grounds and taking pictures, we rode the HOHO until it stopped again at the Empress Hotel, where we walked around the corner to the Miniature World Museum. Victoria BC, Miniatures Museum. They had miniature towns depicting European towns destroyed by various wars, Toronto in 1915, and fairy tales. Victoria BC, Miniatures MuseumVictoria BC, Miniatures Museum.


On the 15th, we drove up to Hurricane Ridge to view pat of the Olympic Mountains including the glaciers on Mount Olympus. Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, WAHurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, WA. There were deer wandering around unafraid of people. Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, WAHurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, WA. We stopped at viewpoints on the way back to Port Angeles, but the view was obstructed by clouds. I did get a picture of of Dungeness Spit from one spot at extreme range for my camera. Dungeness Spit from Hurricane Ridge WA Viewpoint.


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