So, as I write this, I am sitting in our hotel room with my feet up, as the hotel has pervasive wireless net access. Cool huh?
The drive over here was very nice, we eschewed the ferries, and drove down 405 to 5 and then up through Gig Harbor and onto Port Hadlock. We found the marina where the hotel is, but had a bit of hassle figuring out that the building in front of us was actually our hotel. They're undergoing a bit of construction, so there was no sign out front. The construction didn't cause any hassles with our stay though.
On the way up, we stopped off at the Naval Undersea Museum at Keyport, near the Bangor Submarine base. A very cool museum and well worth the visit. I picked up a copy of Blind Man's Bluff in the gift shop. I'd been meaning to pick this book up for a while after seeing the Discovery Channel's special based around this book. So far it's a very good read.
After checking in, we drove into Port Townsend for dinner and then back to the hotel for the rest of the evening.
Friday morning we drove over to Port Angeles and then up 5000 feet to Hurricane Ridge. Way cool! Great sights of the Olympics and the glaciers.
On the way back we stopped off at the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and took a walk down to the Dungeness Spit.
Today we took our longest drive over to Neah Bay. On the way we briefly stopped at Sekiu so that I could visit the airfield. I've wanted to visit here for a long time as it's the airfield in Flight Simulator that I use for most of my testing when working on the graphics engine.
When we hit Neah Bay (the farthest north-west point in Washington State) I was instantly disappointed. It's a dump. The bay is beautiful, but the garbage dump that is the supposed town is a crying shame. The only pleasant looking thing there is the US Costal Guard station.
This evening Nabila and I went for a meal at the Ajax Cafe, not a stones throw from the Hotel. This place was great! Good food, good atmosphere, good music. In the restrooms they had a massive selection of fun hats that you were encouraged to wear during your meal. Most people took full advantage.
I must say, I like the speed limits on the roads over there. Country roads with decent 50/55/60 limits. It felt like I was driving back home in the UK.