It’s been a while since we shared anything here. Although we have been traveling far less while I’m tied down with design school, we try to fit in frequent weekend trips and decided we should share some of those. The Pacific Northwest is such a beautiful area, and we sometimes take it for granted because it’s our home. Our city is built on hills, surrounded by water, and dense with greenery, all amazing qualities to have in a big city, and we get all three. The best part is how easy it is to get out in nature, without giving up all the pros of living in a big city like Seattle. If we’re not working or in class, we’re likely headed to the mountains for some hiking, biking, skiing, on the water in our kayaks, or finding new spots for camping.
One of the best places to camp and explore in Washington state is the Olympic Peninsula and western coast. It’s not your typical sunny beach and you won't find any sunbathers. Daily fog and dense evergreens hug the coast line and you can camp right on the ocean or stay in a cozy cabin in the rain forest (that's right, rain forest). If it’s drizzly and gray, which is highly likely, this area is even more magical.
During this particular trip, we stayed at a bed and breakfast in a small town called Forks and then in a cabin on the beach of an Indian reservation in Neah Bay. It feels so far removed that it’s hard to believe we haven’t crossed any borders to get there. Next time we want to hike in with our backpacks and camp on a remote beach so we can fall asleep to the sound of ocean waves.
We hope you enjoy these photos of the place we call home.