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)