Three days of our recent babymoon getaway were spent relaxing at the Lake Quinault Lodge in Olympic National Park. I wasn’t too sure what to expect when I booked our room a few weeks ago, and I was pleasantly surprised with this:
A serene setting right by Lake Quinault, perfect for a few days of R&R. Luckily, they had free WiFi in the rooms, so Paul and I were able to stay productive in between moments of rest and relaxation.
I’m not sure why, but we hardly ever really have a vacation where we completely unplug.
The sun decided to peek its head out for a little while during one of our days here, I think maybe the only time we saw the sun during this 2.5 week long trip.
Beautiful (close-to) sunset time over Lake Quinault.
On our first day at the park, we took a few trail hikes through the Quinault Rain Forest to a couple waterfalls.
The next day, we spent some time driving to the west coast, along the Pacific Ocean to the Kalaloch beaches. We made sure to make a stop at Ruby beach, which is supposed to be a photographer’s playground.
Unfortunately, the weather was rainy and overcast so we made do with what we were given:
I guess people like to stack the smooth, water-polished rocks on the driftwood along the beach.
Good times. If we manage to make our way back out here to Olympic National Park again, perhaps we’ll try exploring more of the western shoreline further north.
I heard it’s supposed to be amazing, and I would love to spot some of those gray whales, seals and sea otters playing in the ocean.