Kalaloch, Olympic National Park, WA: We woke up on our second day at Kalaloch, part of Olympic National Park along the Washington coast and I discovered that one of the choice campsites that had a fantastic view of the beach was empty. As of today, it’s a first come first serve campground. We quickly packed up the Lil Coconut and rolled into our new home. We would have sun all day as we set up our chairs along the bluff over looking the Pacific Ocean. Quite frankly, after I got back from my morning bike ride I basically sat in that chair all afternoon, soaking up the sun, the view and the atmosphere. After 3 days of rain, this made up for it. Oh yeah, there was another sunset, simple, non assuming, heavily watched.
We met and talked with more people at this campground than any of our other campgrounds combined on this trip. We had the choice view and folks strolled by and we couldn’t help but start up conversations. A few joined us on the fence for the setting sun. It was quite exceptional.
This campsite was so good that we actually had two couples jostling for the site when we left the next day. The night before, they both wanted to know what time we were leaving and if they could have first dibs on the site. We told them we didn’t control what happened on the site and thought it was only fair that the first couple who approached us should get it, as if we had any say in it. It was a bit strange, the importance of having a premier site. We appreciated the gifts left at our door step but decided to be impartial about the matter. Us, we just lucked into the site, while these folks were strategizing the day before how they would be ready to pounce on the real estate once we vacated. Vedddy interesting.