The third personality of Olympic National Park is her amazingly rugged seashore. From our camp in Forks, Washington, it was a 20 drive west Beach 1, Beach 2 and Beach 3. The naming isn’t too original, but the beaches are typical of the whole coast.

A harbor channel runs through Beach 1. And it’s not the prettiest channel. However, on the opposite shore of the channel a couple of Bald Eagles and their kids were working the area. It takes a few years for the youngsters to grow into the classic Bald Eagle plumage.

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One adult circled, while the other tended the nursery…
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Like most kids these two squabbled about everything…
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The seagulls were just hangin’ out…
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We skipped Beach 2 in favor of hiking to Beach 3 where we would find Strawberry Falls at the end of beach…

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Halfway along Beach 3 you have to work your way around a landslide that brought down a sizable bit of the cliffside…
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In the same area of Beaches 1, 2 and 3 is Rialto Beach. The fog added a special touch to the whole thing…
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A trip to the area has to include a trip up to Cape Flattery…

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