Weekend on the Olympic Peninsula

June 12, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

This past weekend I joined family up on the Olympic Peninsula for some R&R. We stayed in a small cabin at Kalaloch and spent our days hiking, checking out tidal pools and even catching a wedding on Ruby Beach. The Olympic Peninsula is by far one of my favorite places to shoot!

On Friday evening, I drove 4 hours straight from work up Highway 101 -- and made it just in time to catch a beautiful sunset on Ruby Beach.

Ruby Beach sunset Pacific Ocean sunset

There's nothing like a Pacific Coast sunset and feeling sand (and rocks, too) beneath your feet. Best way to end a busy work week!

My family and I hiked a few different beaches over the course of two days. On Ruby Beach, we spotted some rock climbers bouldering a seastack. Didn't see a crash pad nearby, but I guess if you're just falling on sand ...

Took a drive down Oil City Road and did a little hike to the Hoh Head. Towards the end of the road, there's a massive dog that keeps watch over his peoples' house. He'll stand in the middle of the road and not let you by until you come to a stop so he can check you out.

Oil City Road

Next, we waited for low tide and hit the tidal pools at Beach 4. I came across this colorful condominium of sea creatures and had to take a look.

It's tricky walking around the tidal pools, what with all the funky shells and barnacles in the way. Don't want to step on someone's house!

All in all, the Olympic Peninsula keeps me coming back. So many colors, textures and ecosystems in one place!

 

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