Saturday October 6
06.10.2012 - 06.10.2012
We left Shaw Island early in the morning and took a ferry to the mainland (or "to America", as the islanders say).
On the ferry at 7:00 am sunrise.
Then we drove south and took another ferry to the Olympic Peninsula, and spent the rest of the day driving around it counter-clockwise.
Arriving on the Olympic Peninsula.
We drove through Forks. Google it if you don't know the significance of this town. (Chantal's addition: Aah! Aah! Aah!)
Chantal was 2nd in line to have her picture taken.
The economy of Forks has increased by 600% in recent years.
In the afternoon we got to the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park. It was a very dry rain forest. In fact it's been very dry out West. We were barely able to see the Bitterroot Mountains from Lucy and Chris's farm in Montana because the haze of smoke from forest fires was so heavy. We saw many warnings about fire. Seattle, the San Juans, and the Olympic Peninsula were all dry as tinder.
We reached the Pacific Ocean.
Then a little later we turned East for our long journey back home.
We drove into the night to Tacoma from where we will launch our expedition into the South West.