22.09.2014 - 23.09.2014 21 °C
Mary to the rescue!
No, not THAT Mary.
Mary Hutter! I remember my friend Chris mentioned how a friend of his and also a Twin Peaks aficionado moved up to Snoqualmie. Okay, so yesterday I got a phone call from Snoqualmie City Hall, to inform me someone left my ipad there. So how did they get my phone number? It seems that whoever took the ipad connected it to wifi and read the message that I sent to myself (begging for my ipad with my contact phone number), so that seemed to work out well. But, I was already down at the Long Beach (WA), and I couldn't afford the time to drive back to Snoqualmie and back. So I managed to get in contact with Mary (thanks to Susan from L.A.) who offered to help, and she did. She picked it up and The Mighty Ipad (tm) is now in her hands. Thanks again, Mary!
In the morning I went to Waikiki beach to see the lighthouses. There are two in the area: Cape Disappointment lighthouse, and the North Head lighthouse. The first one is visible from the road, but the second one required a bit more of an effort to see. There is a hike to the beach, and when I got there, it was...best described as otherworldly, I think. It was my first encounter with the Pacific coast. Strong winds, huge waves, a distant ship on the horizon, lots of birds just sitting there on the beach. Add to that the remote lighthouse barely visible from the mist created by the waves crashing on the rocky shore, and the experience is nothing short of magical. Later on, a friendly fellow emerged between the waves, I believe it was a sea lion happily swimming near the beach!
I spent much more time there than I should have, so the drive down the coast to Crescent City, CA turned out to be a challenging one, as I arrived late about 10PM there after a 610km drive down the scenic and a very well known highway 101S. But it was as much rewarding as it was exhausting, for the sights down that road were really magnificent.
Here are some of the photos from day two of the road trip from Seattle to San Francisco:
Cape Disappointment lighthouse:
On the beach with North head lighthouse in the background:
Maybe the video can bring up the atmosphere...:
Photos from the road down Washington and Oregon: