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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Off the Grid

I apologize for being behind in my blog reading, but we have been off the grid and plugged into nature.

Troubadour and I left Friday morning and headed to Kalaloch Campground on the west-side of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.  No cell phone serve, no wi-fi, just the sound of the Pacific Ocean.  We stayed for three nights and arrived home on Monday about 6 pm.  Brad's brother, sister-in-law, and their two kids met us there on Saturday.  It was a nice visit with family we hadn't seen in over 2 years.

While I don't have time for a full report I will tease you with a few photos. I'll do a full post in a few days.

(View from our campsite A-18, Kalaloch Campground)

(We went for a nature walk in the rainforest)

(We walked south on the beach towards the Lodge)

(We drove north to Ruby Beach to check out tide pools)

(And did a little beach walking)

(Kite flying was also on the agenda for Sunday)
More to come......

- Au Revoir

" I would rather be amongst forest animals and the sounds of nature, than amongst city traffic and the noise of man." - A.D. Williams
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23 comments:

  1. Nice photos! It looks and sounds like a wonderful spot to unwind and get some hiking in. Did you take the bicycles?

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    1. It was nice to get away. We didn't take the bicycles as the trails are hiking only.

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  2. You know, the Cote d'Azur is certainly nice, and the weather lovely, but nothing beats the wild we(s)t coast. Can't wait to see more.

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    1. The C├┤te d'Azur sounds pretty nice though.

      The weather was a bit wild. Heavy mist/light rain Saturday morning, but beautiful sunshine Sunday afternoon which made for a gorgeous sunset. We don't see those in the valley.

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  3. Sounds like a great time, off the grid.....no internet access withdrawal symptoms? ;)

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    1. It was nice to be away from all electronics. No withdrawal symptoms regarding phones or computers.

      Now showers on the other hand, those were missed.

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  4. Glad to know you fell no further than into the garden of Eden.

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    1. it was beautiful, and we did eat an Apple or two. :-)

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  5. Every single time that you guys share your coast, the salt spray, aromas and sounds come back to me; just wonderful.

    Whatcha doin' next weekend??

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    1. Glad we could bring back some memories.

      No plans this weekend. Why? Wanna come for a visit? We typically stay home on long weekends. Too many drunks and reckless people on the roads around these parts and the campgrounds are full. The neighborhood empties out which is nice.

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  6. Beautiful! Your coast reminds me of our Tofino. Love the pics!

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    1. I don't think where we were is too far from Tofino really. Same west coast, just south so it makes sense. It is all pretty on the west coast.

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  7. Trobairitz, your photos themselves inspire meditation. Oh, what it must have been like to be there, and unplugged... Perfect?

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    1. Thanks Ry. Our meditation was staring out across the ocean or into the campfire with either a hot tea or cold beer. Either way it was nice to unplug.

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  8. Beautiful thoughts and images. Kim and I hope to make our way to Ruby Beach someday...

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    1. Thank you Steve. I am sure your photos would do the beauty of the area justice.

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  9. Let's go fly a kite, my favourite song from Mary Poppins­čśÁ

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    1. Believe me, more than one of us burst into song.......

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  10. Beautiful images Brandy. It is good to go off the grid sometimes and just enjoy nature. I'm glad you were able to spend some time with family too. Very nice.

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    1. Thank you Kari. It was really nice to be away from computers and the phone. But especially nice to see family and finally meet our little nephew who is over 2 years old.

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  11. Unplugged, staring into a campfire or across the water - sounds ideal. Great photos, the fog adds 'ambiance.'

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    1. Heavy wet mist coated everything Saturday morning. We had a little on Sunday but most of the afternoon was sunny which led to a brilliant sunset.

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  12. Ah. Thanks again for the memories. 1970's nostalgia.

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