Our last night on the road we camped at Dungeness Recreation Area, where Clallam County provides 66 beautiful camping sites right next to Dungeness Spit. The spit is walking paradise, plus there are other walking trails and equestrian trails throughout the park.
Both Ed and I were astonished when we compared notes and discovered neither of us had walked the spit. Five and one-half miles of narrow spit beach walking, with unlimited views, culminating at a light house. We did not walk the entire eleven mile round trip because tide and dog issues forced us into restraint, plus provided me with a good foil against needing to blame my ankle. And then there was the threatening rain.
Clallam County camping opportunities are vast. They have about 16 county campgrounds so for camping close to home, head for the peninsula.
Ed and I did our usual turn into homing pigeons once we finished our hike on the Dungeness Spit. Although we thought we'd stay another night or two exploring the peninsula, instead we headed for home. Before hiking the spit, we visited the Elwha Dam visitor's kiosk (dam removal recovery is impressive), walked the beach at Salt Creek Campground, camped one night at Dungeness Recreation Area, then hiked the spit the following morning. But our hearts had already returned to Whidbey Island. By mid day we were on the ferry to Whidbey. By 7:00 we were enjoying dinner with our kids, Brad and Yessi.
"Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen."