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The Olympic Mountains beyond 'picturesque' Port Angeles
We got the ferry across from Victoria yesterday and spent today in Port Angeles before we head to Portland tomorrow.

Port Angeles has not always been cast in a favourable light in reviews we have read, and the town does sort of live up to that, it is just a couple of streets with run down buildings but set in a gorgeous location, just outside the Olympic National Park. The weather has been quite overcast, so the mountains have been hidden most of the time, but the couple of times the sun has broken through it has looked amazing. Today we went up to the visitor centre for the National Park, a 5 min drive from where we are staying. We decided we could probably walk a 5 minute drive.... except that it was all uphill (of course it was, we were going towards the mountains).
Our deer!
Hmmm, by the time we reached the centre we were exhausted!!

The visitor centre was right on the edge of the National Park, so not having a car meant we couldn't actually get very far. We got a map and follwed Peabody Creek some way before stopping for some lunch. Just as I was about to object to being 'shushed' as i was talking, I realised that there was a deer about 10metres away from us, quickly followed by another! As they wandered off, we saw another and decided to follow to see where they were going. Unfortunately this was uphill again, and very muddy but what goes up must come down (quickly, and with lots of slipping!).

By the time we got back to the Motel we were very tired indeed, and had a rest before going out and stuffing our faces full of Chinese!
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The Olympic Mountains beyond pict…
The Olympic Mountains beyond 'pic…
Our deer!
Our deer!
Port Angeles
photo by: WaltJake