More of the Olympic Peninsula, WA

Four more bald eagles made an appearance in the next few days. Two flying, and two fishing, side by side along the river. What amazing creatures! They are so majestic when they fly and so confidant in their presence…no wonder they are the symbol of our country. We also explored some tidal pools where coral pink colored star fish the size of Marcus’ hand and florescent green sea anemones made their homes. We met a fisherman who gave us some freshly caught and smoked Salmon which was a tasty treat. What a great place. The sun shined bright all but our last day, and the rain began again the morning we pulled out and headed back south.

On our way back towards Portland, where we planned to spend a few more days, we visited South Bend, Washington, home to a large oyster farm. We watched the barges towing oyster shells to replenish the beds, and ate some delicious cayenne smoked oysters…they were like candy…hot and sweet and smokey, yum. We spent that evening at Cape Disappointment State Park at the Southern Tip of Washington and watched huge ships go out to sea from the mouth of the Columbia river. It wasn’t a disappointment. Actually, this was the first night we’d been hooked up to utilities since we were in Spearfish, SD! Electricity without the generator and (seemingly) endless water? What luxury.

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