Crusing down the Oregon Coast

2015-07-23 07.54.53First stop when we reached the west coast again was Port Townsend in Washington. A cool little town west of Seattle. An old friend of David´s live here. Buzzy showed us around town and we had a lovely meal in town. We also visited the old movie theater. Buzzy also took us to the SolDuc hotsprings.

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Dinner at the Silverwater Café, Port Townsend.

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Beautiful Port Townsend.

After one night in Forks (The twilight town) we continued south with a stop in the Hoh Rainforest National Park.

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This huge tree was destroyed by a storm in 2014.

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Hall of mosses, Hoh rainforest.

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Can you spot AE at the end of the tree trunk?

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Coming in to Oregon. Next stop Seaside.

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Early morning in Seaside.

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We are now in Yachats in a AirBnb house by the beach.

Unable to sleep in Seattle..

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Met the mother of all jet lags in Seattle. Sleepless in Seattle; what a cliché! Coming to the US from Japan and crossing the date line is never fun, jet lag vise, but we have done it three times before, and never had this trouble sleeping afterwards. Three nights the whole family was up and about until 3 or 4 am, and feeling tired  the rest of the day.  On our way to Seattle we flew from Osaka to Tokyo with Jetstar, just to put our “flying with carry on luggage only project” to a test. Jetstar has a 7 kg carry on allowance only. We made it to Tokyo and further with Singapore airline to LA. (We checked in two of our carry on so we did not have to carry them around at the airport. Is that cheating?).

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This is our entire luggage.

The plan was to fly directly from LA to Seattle on July 3. But we were late with the airline ticket booking so the price skyrocketed and we decided to stay one night in Los Angeles. Traveling to Seattle one July 4. via Phoenix. The of July we were invited to join Bjørn´s american relatives in Camano Island for independence day celebration. Since we were already one day late and got further delayed when we arrived Seattle and all the rental cars were gone, we were not sure we were able to go up north to Camano Island. But it all works out in the end, we finally got our pre booked rental car and joined the family up in Camano. We got there before sunset and had a lovely evening with the relatives.

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Sunset at Camano Island

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On Sunday Bjørn 2. cousin and his wife took us for a sightseeing in Seattle. The line outside the Space Needle was to long so we enjoyed the view from the ground.

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We visited the famous Pike Place Market fish market, where they are throwing the fish around. And had a lovely lunch at The Pike Brewing Company.

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Pike Brewing Company with Bjørn´s 2. cousin Terry and his wife Julia.

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Lucas outside the first Starbuck café in the world.

We were staying north of Seattle in a wonderful AirBnb house. The house was close to a Premium outlet, so I think the plan of traveling with only carry on got crushed in Seattle.

It’s time to contact Norwegian airline and buy some checked in luggage.

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The first rule of shopping: Do not buy more than you can carry.. All and all we loved Seattle and hope to come back one day!