Lilly Pads on Lopez IslandTaking a break from campfire-sitting and whale-watching, we decided to look for a swim spot. This was supposed to be the place – my guidebook was perhaps outdated.
Keep Portland WeirdWe proceeded inside to wait in a long line where my sister showcased a sequence of wild dance moves, a popular tune of that time played over the loudspeakers. Apparently no one was in the mood to dance and they had to move out of her way, it was so awesome.
Flapjack Lake in the OlympicsLocated in the Staircase Recreation Area of Olympic National Park, Flapjack Lake offers a destination side trail hike – the tranquility here will make you feel like you're much farther into the park. It's strenuous to get there, an unending series of switchbacks really, and well worth it!
Cape Alava low tideLow tide on the ancient Olympic coastline offers the chance to behold mind-bending sights, but you have to go there yourself to experience it!
Evergreen State College forestOn my way to the treehouse, I caught a glimpse of the resident forest sprite, and I managed to capture a shot of her traversing the landscape.