For a while now I have been wanting to go out to Ocean Shores for a little decompression, so I took advantage of this holiday weekend and made the trip out there.
In the past when I have gone to Ocean Shores I always wondered where the road that heads North of the town would take me, so this time instead of just cruising around the town and/or driving on the beach I headed North on Highway 109 and had a blast
The drive on Highway 109 from Ocean Shores to it's end at Taholah is one of the most scenic drives I have been on, so I am really glad I brought my camera along with me. I took a bunch of photos with my Canon A630 and just posted them to my Picasa Web Album. I don't profess to be even a marginally good photographer, but I had a lot of fun and learned quite a bit while taking the shots. I plan to play around with both Picasa and Flickr for hosting future photos for my blogs. It's going to be a learning experience, but it's going to be a fun one.
From Seattle the drive itself is aprroximately 150 miles each way, and given the traffic and speed limits that translates into about 6 hours of driving time. Other than a cantankerous dog, and someone passing while on a bridge the drive was pretty safe and stress free.
If you decide to make the tip be sure to fuel up in Aberdeen/Houquiam because gas stations are a rarity on 109, and if you want to have a good burger on the way back then swing by the Sand Castle Drive-In in Ocean Shores.
Take a look at my web album, and feel free to leave a comment if you want.
Cheers! ~ Jim