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After our short trip to Canada with many visits at friends and relatives we take the ferry from Vancouver Island to Port Angeles. Our destination is the Olympic NP in the far North-Western region of the USA.
Border crossing is easy and after an excellent Italian dinner we start our journey the next morning. Weather is an important factor while visiting the Olympic National Park where most regions are in the rain forest. But we are lucky and can enjoy a clear blue sky. At Rialto beach we admire the wild coast with a vast quantity of drift wood and a few miles further down the road we stay a couple of days in the Indian reservation of La Push. The beach here is endlessly and one can walk for days from bay to bay.
Coming from the Glacier National Park in North Montana we cross the border to Canada without problems. The Waterton park close to the border is very busy at this time of the year.
We stay at the Campground at the park entrance where we meet our friends from Switzerland Kurt & Elisabeth which we’ve met already in South America and Mexico. Certainly, we have a lot of attention at the campground with our two Monster Mobiles next to each other. The next Morning, we explore the park and make a nice hike to the Goat Lake. In the evening, we celebrate Manfred’s birthday with a glass of Champagne.
After three weeks in a threesome we are alone again. At the moment we have temperatures above 120F in Las Vegas and we decide that we can best withstand this in the Hofbraeuhaus. After some cool wheat beers and Bavarian music we feel much better. At least until we step outside again.
We escape from the heat and drive highway 93 up North. At the Cathedral Gorge we make a break for some nice pictures and after more than 250km we are on 1800m and stop for the night. It's still around 90F but at night it cools down to 60F so that we can sleep well. Due to the extreme temperatures we skip the visit of the Great Basin Nationalpark and go to the Cave Lake Statepark instead. The park is on 2300m and we stay some days and enjoy swimming and hiking. Then we continue to the Angel Lake close to Wells which is surrounded by snow covered mountains. Quite brave we also dive into the snowmelt fed lake but also jump out again very quickly.
While coming from warm Jamaica Denver greets us with rain and 3 degrees. Our truck needs some service and so it takes 3 more days till we are on the road again. For the next 3 weeks we have a visit from Manfreds daughter Katja and we pick her up at Denver airport.
We have designed a nice route for Katja with many top highlights on the way. After one night in a hotel to get rid of her jetlag we start our journey in a threesome. The first 3 hours we climb up to 3200 thru heavy snowfall and rain until we reach the state park Rifle Falls where we stop for the night. The area is a paradise for rock climbers and we make a nice hike around the water falls the next morning.
We like the Caribbean Beaches and decided to spend our 30th wedding anniversary in Jamaica at the famous Negril Beach. From previous visits, we like the small family hotel Charela Inn. For two weeks we did nothing apart from adjusting the sun beds into the right direction, drinking good Rum Punch and cold beer and enjoyed good food. Here are some pictures from Jamaica and the Seven Mile Beach in Negril. Enjoy.