In the proverbial nutshell: We chose not to attempt finding a campsite in the Olympic NP. With no reservations and few sites that would accommodate even our meager 32' motorhome, and the fact that we prefer not being cloistered in a forest of firs, plus the gray flow of drizzle that followed days of sunny, blue skies...well no thanks. Our day of travel from Milepost 75 near Aberdeen, WA ended at the Seven Cedars Casino parking lot in Sequim. This gave us a night to decide how we wanted to spend our time before checking into our primo waterfront, albeit no hookups, site at Point Hudson Marina & RV Park.
We took the car and drove around the Dungeness Recreation Area where, according to their website, a few sites are set aside for first come first serve. Alas, the few that were available were once again enclosed in a canopy of dense, tall trees. Did I mention that this tends to be a bit claustrophobic and I so love light and open skies, even gray ones. Returning to our mobile home the decision was soon made quite obvious; our 10+ year Aquajet water pump that has served us long and well, died in front of our very eyes, right down to the last trickle of water! As luck would have it we're just a few miles from the Coho Evergreen Park in Chimacum. A call to an RV parts store in Sequim guaranteed us next day delivery of a new Remco Aquajet 55 pump. Problem solved; we have a place to park with full hookups (water, yes!) and a few days for Howard to install.
The Escapees Club parks have provided many a safe haven for us over all these 18+ years, and this was so exception. Though the skies were 50 shades of gray with a near constant light rain, Howard managed to remove the old and install the new water pump over two days. I braved the elements to wipe down one side of motorhome road grime. On our last day, our good friend Al came over from Bothell via ferry and a long drive and we had a super lunch at the best Mexican restaurant (IMHO) the area has to offer: the Fiesta Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Port Hadlock.
|Gray was the color of our days|
|Any excuse for a photo op|
This brings us to our current location of pure relaxing bliss, and where the blog's cover photo was taken last year. But we'll save that chapter for another day....