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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Day Trip - Port Angeles, Washington, USA

Though I've traveled around the world a couple of times there are still places within a day's journey from Victoria that I've never visited. One of these places is the lovely little city of Port Angeles, Washington. My brother and I boarded the MV Coho yesterday morning for the 90 minute crossing to Port Angeles. We arrived at noon and walked from the terminal up into the town for lunch. In the afternoon we experienced some of the unusual history of Port Angeles under the guidance of Mr. Don Perry, a local historian who has done much to collect and preserve the city's history. He led us on a tour that took us beneath the city and then above its shops and storefronts and exposed some of the fascinating history that is embodied in the heritage buildings of Port Angeles. I'll share a little more about this city over the next few days.


JoJo said...

I love the sound of the Coho's horn. A very beautiful trip isn't it? Never had time for the tour though, but I did get up to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympics, which is a surprisingly short trip from downtown Port Angeles. Did you get up there?

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

The view from the bow had to be awesome.

Dean Lewis said...

Talk about a yeoman bit of Victoria marine history.
The Coho majectically gliding into the inner harbour is an unforgettable sight.