We take a day trip to Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point of land in the lower 48. I think how far I am from home and how this is the farther north or east I will be. All the miles from this point forward get me closer to home.
The five of us (Carla, Chuck, Me, Debbie, and Suzanne) stop here for lunch.
I lose focus and neglect to photograph my lunch for you. Bad blogger! Suzanne and I split an order of fish and chips and a bacon cheeseburger. The fish was good but the burger blew our minds. If you ever find yourself in Neah Bay on the way to Cape Flattery, stop here and choose from one of their many burger options.
The scenery from the restaurant is tasty too!
With full bellies, we walk through the forest via the Cape Flattery trail about .75 miles.
and exit the forest here to this view.
We spy sea lions, sea caves, and a puffin! Once again, I’m too distracted to record the events.
|That's Vancouver in the background.|
Across the waves sits picturesque Tillamoosh Lighthouse.
Lighthouse-hunter extraordinaire Suzanne is pained that the automated lighthouse is unreachable. She considers swimming across, but she has much to live for (keep reading).
Later, we attempt the hike to Shi Shi Beach along this forested trail but it grows muddy and late.
But the dominant reason we turn is back is that Debbie, Suzanne and I are eager to get to our next stop before close of business.
Read the Office Hours sign above and you can see why we aren't quite clear about closing time. The abbreviated hike turns out to be a good call on our part.
Owner, Kimm, lets us sample the goods and all 6 of our knees buckle.
We load up Debbie's ice chest and talk about it most of the way back to camp.
Me: It’s like butter.
Debbie: It’s BETTER THAN BUTTER!!!
She’s right. I’m ruined now for smoked salmon as I know in my heart it will never be this good again. Not ever.