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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cape Flattery

Last week Michael and I drove over to Cape Flattery. It is the most northern and western point of the Continental 48. It is the tip of the Makah Indian Reservation, the famous tribe that has permission from the US government to hunt whales as a part of their culture. We figured we'd go over on a hot day and enjoy the cool coast. We also figured it'd be about a 3.5 or 4 hour drive. The weather cooperated and it was a beautiful almost cloudless day with temperatures in the low 60's. We missed on the timing, though. The trip was about 5 hours of driving each way. Once you go through Port Angeles, the road is a two lane, twisty, turny, old logging road that slowed us way down. We did see lots of eagles and know why they are not on the endangered species list, now, as well as a cute little marina. Once we actually go to the park, we hiked through the rain forest and out to the observation deck. The view of the island, cliffs, lighthouse, mountains, birds, just everything at the edge of the earth! So, here are some of the sights we saw:

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