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Offline philip99a

Olympic National Park - 2005
« on: November 24, 2004, 11:28:19 pm »
I'm planning a ride for three of us down the West Coast of the USA in
August 2005 - aged 57, 52 and 14.

1) The islands close to Vancouver. ie Vancouver Island, San Juan
Islands. Good cycling? Very hilly? Ferries? Accomodation? or is the
cycling really really slow??
Is there accomodation - Saanich? Victoria? Frequent ferrries? from
where to where? Anyone know the area?

2)Olympic National Park. On the map it looks a great place to ride.
There lokks to be an OK road around it ie to the North and West. NB I
am a road tourist, NOT a mountain biker.

But a friend who has ridden the west coast of the US said "There's no
accomodation" (we're not at present planning to take tents and don't
really want to, we're credit card tourists).

There do seem to be towns (hamlets??) eg Discovery Bay, Sequim, Pt
Angeles, Joyce, Neah Bay, Sappho, Forks, Kalaloch, Queets, Amanda
Park, Quinault,
Humptulips (yes really), New London, Aberdeen, Melbourne.

And on the coast: Taholah, Pacific Beach, Ocean City, Ocean Shores,
Westport, Grayland, Tokeland, Oysterville.

Anyone know the area? What's it like? Is it worth a detour - given that
we're not going off-road?? Is there accomodation??