We left the Port Townsend area and headed west to Salt Creek Recreation Area. We were last here in 2014. Somehow back then we missed the WW II bunkers at Camp Hayden (built 1942-5). You can actually drive your car through the bunker! Camp Hayden was used during World War II as a harbor defense military base. The two concrete bunkers housed 16-inch guns and several smaller bunkers.
From our campsite at Salt Creek Recreation Area we had a beautiful panoramic view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Crescent Bay and Vancouver Island, Canada (British Columbia). Our front window gave us views of cruise ships and barges passing by until the fog rolled in each day during the evenings.
On Saturday we drove to nearby Port Angeles to meet a friend of Bill’s who now lives in Washington state. Her family went to the same church as Bill in the 1980’s. We had a lovely lunch and introduced her to geocaching.
While in the area Bill and I went to the Olympic National Park Visitors Center and drove up to Hurricane Ridge. Due to clouds and haze the view of the glaciers clad mountains was not as good as it was when we were here in 2014.
Next stop: Clallam Bay, Washington