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After seeing the north side of the peninsula, I headed southwest to Kalalock. This is a campground I remember as a kid going to a number of times in the winter. Yup – in the winter. My mom would hear that a storm was coming and off we would go to camp at the Kalalock campground in our Siesta trailer. We would then walk the beach looking for glass fishing floats caught in the logs. And we found a few not broken.

Kalalock Beach
Beach #4. Interesting sandstone layers. And yes, the numbered beach access sites are still there as I remembered them.

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Along the beach

Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach. Look closely at the rocks and you will see they are comprised of small pieces of rock all mashed together.

The Hoh rainforest. Where it was a sunny day.

Kalaloch Campground. The campground was crowded and all sites are small with many sites just a wide spot on the road.

And then after two weeks of meandering around I headed home and encountered more memories. One of my first jobs out of school was working on a construction project in Aberdeen. It was there were I started learning my trade of being a civil engineer. The road signs brought back memories of places I had almost forgotten. And I thought of the people I worked with and wondered what became of them. The drive past the Satsop abandoned nuke plant cooling towers was another memory. The towers were built by the Washington Public Power Supply System (WPPSS – pronounced woops) and were never finished.

It was a good trip. And the Sequim rain shadow turned out to be working while I was there. I only had one rainy day and a few other days with on/off rain. It was a good trip.