WET WET WASHINGTON

With day two of our travels South just about wrapped up we have probably seen more rain fall than we have all summer long.  Sunday morning offered up fair driving conditions, a little cloudy a little windy; however, as we approached the Coupeville ferry terminal things just got down right hurricane crazy.  Winds picked up considerably and we began to wonder whether our bikes were strapped down tight enough on the roof.  After waiting for 30 minutes we took to sea where things got worse.  Never have I been on a ferry in such rough water.  I spoke with a gentleman who wondered along with me why they hadn't shut the ferry down.  As we made our way closer to Port Townsend it became quite evident that we were not going to have a dry night, a dark cloud was quickly approaching and by the time we exited the ferry it had begun to rain.  The rain worsened as we pressed on into the night.  We made it to Mora campsite in La Push, Washington around 7 and attempted to set up camp as quick as possible.  Needless to say we were both soaked within minutes, but boy were we happy have an awning to hide underneath.  A quick meal of spaghetti was made, we filled our bellies and then clamored into our tent to endure a night of pelting rain and wind.  We consider ourselves 'camping re-initiated.' By the morning the rain had tapered off and we were able to climb back into the truck relatively dry considering our crazy first night.  

 Alison peers over the edge at the water of Deception Pass.

Alison peers over the edge at the water of Deception Pass.

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