Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Interest: Backpacking, scrambling, skiing, mountain biking, skim boarding, running
Wow! This brings back a lot of childhood memories. When I was a kid, the Olympic Coast was a favourite backpacking venue for my family. We made many, many trips down there and the journey to the trail head through a foreign country added to the adventure. Milk shakes at Crazy Eric's in Port Townsend and Mounds Bars on the Port Townsend ferry were much anticipated and enjoyed.
Then the open ocean, tidal pools and beach combing were all adventures in themselves. I still have some of the treasures discovered including a glass fish float complete with its rope netting and several cans of US Coast Guard emergency water (still wonder how those came to be washed up on the beach).