PNW: The Place We Call Home | 2 of 2

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

It was so nice to hear from you in response to our last post after a long silence on the blog. Thanks for the encouragement to share more photos from our trips closer to home.

This post is the conclusion of our trip to the Washington coast. We drove up to the Neah Bay, part of an Indian Reservation surrounded by water on 3 sides. There's absolutely no way you could be just "passing through" this town. You'd have to intentionally be headed to this little hideout. We hiked up to Cape Flattery and saw the sun break out from under the clouds and set over stacks of rocks in the ocean. Cape Flattery is the northwesternmost point of the continguous United States, and it's breathtaking.

On our drive through town, we somehow happened upon a small shack selling incredible smoked salmon. The walls of the hole-in-the-wall shop were adorned with feathers, dreamcatchers, and a newspaper clipping from the New York Times featuring the place. Apparently, the secret is out about the salmon here. The owner showed us his smoker where he had racks and racks of salmon in production. The salmon was amazing and we had a hard time taking small bites to make it last.

On our way back, we stopped at Lake Crescent, always a favorite scenic stop. It was very wet, foggy, and deserted, except for some deer grazing in the rain. It's no wonder everything is so green.

- Julia (& Yuriy)


Wet morning at Lake Crescent.

38 comments :

  1. Gorgeous photos! I love the PNW and it's one of my dream road trip routes.

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  2. Absolutely stunning once again! Discovering and rediscovering your own home is sometimes more magical.
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  3. I absolutely love your photography style - the depth of field, composition and colours. Have you ever thought about writing some a photography tips blog post? (hint hint) :)
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    1. claire - Thank you so much! We will definitely consider doing some posts with photography tips. :)

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  4. The PNW is gorgeous - I love your photos! Everything looks so incredibly green and lush.

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  5. I feel as though i'm there:) Thank you for this gorgeous experience!

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  6. BEAUTIFUL photos! I'm so stunned by them.

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  7. Your photos are just beautiful, and very inspiring. The one with the cabin is my favourite here :)

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  8. Love these so much. Lake Crescent is one of my favorite places on earth and I can't wait to travel there again.

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  9. gorgeous!

    ...and that house in the woods? that's as close as perfect as i can imagine!

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  10. Beautiful! I missed seeing your posts and photos, hoping that Yuriy does a post on his current road trip ;)

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    1. ponderosa - Planning on it! The variety of scenery in the US is pretty mind blowing.

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  11. beautiful photography. that house amongst the trees is so dreamy x

    June Lorraine

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  12. I love your photos, so creative, so moody. Lake Crescent was our favorite spot when we toured the Olympic Peninsula.

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  13. Your pictures are so colorful and inspiring! What a lovely place.

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  14. These pictures are so great! I love the rich colours, especially the green, and the high contrasts!

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  23. I love driving the 101- although I'm typically heading south to the Oregon coast. I'm excited to be planning a day driving the peninsula for my birthday when we are home in June though. :)

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  28. I've just stumbled upon your blog, and I'm in love! Plus, my family is from Neah Bay (I live in Olympia), and it is a rare encounter to find someone who has made it that far north. Your photography is stunning, and I'm so pleased that you have given readers a chance to see the beauty of Neah Bay and Washington State. Cheers!

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