After Sequim we had an eventful day starting with a visit to the fantastic Hurricane Ridge: a mountain area with completely mind-blowing views of the Olympic National Park, Port Angeles, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and even Vancouver Island. Also: snow. Not much, but nonetheless: snow. (And some pretty flowers, of course.)
Leaving the mountains, dad wanted to take a quick peek at the Elwha River Restoration and mum and I obliged. It was awesome: I looked at a dam that was no longer a dam. Had an apple. Probably yawned a lot. Dad was happy. All good.
Next stop was Lake Crescent. We were staying at the adorable Lake Crescent Lodge, but before checking in we took a small detour to the north end of the lake to check out the Devil's Punchbowl, a popular swimming and diving area. Everything about this lake was marvellous; the eerily turquoise, crystal clear water, the surrounding mountains, the wonderful old-timey lodge. Dad and I went for a swim in the evening sun before dinner, and I kept thinking that this was heaven.
If I don't go back to this place I will regret it forever.