I drove away from the North Cascades feeling more at peace than I had in a while. It was such a surreal feeling, seeing as while I am traveling it is hard to find me not in a tranquil atmosphere. It was time for me to get off the road for a few weeks and get caught up with my editing, but there was still one thing pulling at my soul; a need to get over to the Olympic Peninsula.
Last fall I had discovered this wonderland and ever since, I had been dreaming of my return. I was torn though as I had already written about the area, and felt like I would only be revisiting things that I loved opposed to discovering new treasures.
Nonetheless, I felt the pull of smoked oysters and foggy beaches and knew that I would never forgive myself if I was this close and did not visit for at least a day. Just my luck, while looking at supercharger.info that evening, I saw that a V3 station had opened up in Forks on the northwest side of the peninsula. This became the perfect excuse to visit what is sure to be one of my favorite places in America.
I started out in the southeast corner near Olympia, blasting Rancid’s “Olympia, WA” for the rest of the world to hear as I hopped on the 101. The plan was to take highway fully around the peninsula. A year ago, this was a stressful trip, needing level two charging near forks, but with the new Supercharger, I was sure it would be a breeze. The first destination was the Hama Hama Oyster farm.