Coupeville to Port Angeles
|Near the ferry landing. The cabins are for rent.|
|One of the beautiful Madrona trees seen along the coast from BC to California|
|The bark peels naturally leaving this great beauty|
|One unfinished section of the trail. Fortunately, only about 100 feet of gravel.|
Today was a good bird day with a bald eagle in the trees above the ferry landing, marbled murrelets as we rode the ferry and a pair of kingfishers flashing in front of me along Discovery Bay. Of course, we also saw a number of gulls along the coast line. The S’Kallam tribe drum band played a welcome song and a blanket song for our evening entertainment as they passed the blanket raising money for a Hawaii trip to a PowWow in Hawaii honoring one of their elders. Several pre-school age children soloed during the performance.
Port Angeles Rest Day
Today is the rest day which means there are optional rides for those who want to further punish their bodies. Ride alternatives include the 12 mile climb up Hurricane Ridge and an easier 40-mile loop. Other options included taking the Black Ball Ferry to Victoria or just hanging out in Port Angeles. The local bicycle club arranged for us to get a free beer at one of the local breweries where it set up a bike corral to protect the bikes while we wandered around downtown.
|Free beer and bicycle parking at the Barhop.|
|Port Angeles waterfront art|