|Ranger Station Lake Crescent Olympic NP June 20, 2012|
|Lake Crescent Olympic NP June 20, 2012|
|Clarity of water about 20 feet deep Lake Crescent|
|Marymere Falls Lake Crescent Olympic NP June 20, 2012|
We continued south and stopped at Ruby Beach, CA., another one of those spots that is known for its large rock formations along the coast. Off the coast is Destruction Rock Lighthouse and along the beach are these large formations, very picturesque. Also along the seashore are thousands of driftwood logs. The seashore changes often as the tides change. Another thing that is showing up along the beaches of Washington is debris from the Japanese earthquake and Tsunami of last year. Whenever items land on the beaches people are to alert the police to have someone check for radioactivity. The biggest worry are the larger items like boats, docks, etc., as they may carry micro organisms.
|Destruction Rock Lighthouse Ruby Beach Olympic NP June 20, 2012|
|Ruby Beach Olympic NP June 20, 2012|
We spent a couple of hours there and it was still early for a sunset so we headed again south to Pacific Beach RV park.
We got back to the RV park around 8:30 and driving over 300 miles with all of our side trips was still bright out and the sun was just starting to set. Around 9:15 we had a beautiful sunset. The view we had from the park and motorhome was spectacular.
|View from RV site Pacific Beach Conference Center June 20, 2012|
|Sunset at Pacific Beach RV site June 20, 2012|
We spent a few days at Pacific Beach and had a great stay, we made new friends other military retirees, we got to swap stories and books. They had been visiting the area for a week or so and were from the northern tip of Washington in Blaine. We got a few good tips of places to visit and stay when up in their neck of the state. The afternoon "Happy Hour" were a lot of fun. They had a couple of small dogs that we got to get our puppy fix since we don't travel with pets anymore. We hope in our future travels to be able to catch up with our new friends and enjoy their company and their puppies.
|Darby and Brandi|