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Friday, August 1, 2014

Cape Flattery, WA

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Two car loads of us decided to check out Cape Flattery, which is the most northwest point in the continental U.S. The road to the cape parallels the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Clallam Bay to Neah Bay. The strait is a major shipping channel and separates the U.S. from Canada, which you can see in the distance.

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The cape is located on the Makah Indian Reservation which requires a $10 pass to stay in the parking lot. A smart way to make some money. This is just a shot along the road to Neah Bay.

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There is a boardwalk that the tribe built to keep everyone out of the mud, since it does rain here a lot, about 100 inches a year. This is a view looking south just before the actual end of the earth, at least our part of it.

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You are now standing at the point looking south. Not the best pic, too much light.

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At land’s end, viewing Tatoosh Island. Neah Bay and Tatoosh Island are aeronautical and nautical highway markers. When I flew winter weather recon tracks out of McChord AFB out over the Pacific, these two geographic locations were our last land-based reference points. It was nice to actually see the locations in person.

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There is an automated light house on the island, and I believe a very small Coast Guard station. It is closed to the public.

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Just to the right of Tatoosh, this small rock and several sea lions.

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This is looking north toward Canada.

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A cruise ship on its way back to Seattle. This was shot at max zoom and in the fog.

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Looking at giant feet.

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Debbie and Kim…inches from the edge of a 150 foot cliff.

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Yikes, I need a shave!

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After leaving Cape Flattery we tried the hike to Souchee Beach which was not far down the road. We traversed this unique cantilever bridge. I can not remember if I have ever seen one of these before in all of my hiking.

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