Olympic Park Day #4

Technically we didn’t actually go into the park on our fourth and final day, but we stayed along the edge of it in Port Angeles and went sea kayaking in Freshwater Bay. I had found Adventures Through Kayaking online a couple of months before our trip and booked a morning excursion and I am so glad I did.

The day started cloudy but was comfortable. We met our guide and 2 other couples at their headquarters and after getting suited up in our attractive wet suits and life vests we loaded up and drove down to the bay. The guide gave Clint and I single kayaks and joked with Clint that experienced kayakers called a married couple in double kayak “divorced”. We laughed and enjoyed our single kayak. The clouds quickly burned off and it was a gorgeous day. We kayaked in and out of the area bays and learned all about the different kelp and sea life. We saw starfish, anemones, sea urchins, dungeness crabs, clams, and even had a harbor seal pop up in the water in between us. As we finished and were pulling our kayaks up on the shore a huge bald eagle came sweeping down to the edge of the water not 10 yards in front of us and plucked up a huge fish and flew off with it. It was a pretty amazing experience. Clint and I fell in love with kayaking and look forward to doing more in the future.

After we finished we changed and loaded up and headed back to Seattle for our evening flight home. We took a longer ferry this time and the day was beautiful. We had gorgeous views of Mount Rainier. We headed to the airport and while we were a bit early for our evening flight we didn’t want to get stuck in Seattle traffic so we got all checked in and then found some Seattle chocolate to snack on and settled in for our flight home and back to regular life. It was a great weekend away, it went to fast but we packed a ton in and are already looking forward to another trip back someday.