December 26 - 28, 1999
Kalaloch is a resort on the Pacific side of the Olympic
peninsula in Washington state. On one side is the Pacific ocean, while across the
street (SR 101) is the only living rain forest in north America. See our vacation to
Lake Quinault for a description of the rain forest.
The resort consist of one building containing guest rooms, main office, gift shop, dining
facilities, and drinking accommodations. The remainder of the resort consist of log
cabins. A certain portion of these cabins are 15 feet or so away from the bluff over
looking the ocean. Awesome!
||Our log cabin over looks the Pacific
approximately 15 feet from the edge of the bluff. Cabin contains king size bed,
fireplace, fridge, couch, bath, no phones, no TVs.
||This shot was taken from the front of our
cabin. As you can see, it is a long way down. Actually it's only about 30 feet
or so. The beach below is a mostly sandy beach with some rocks. Plenty of logs
are found up against the bluff on the beach.
||The kids (Molly and Sam) had a great time
checking out each log along with each small opening they could stick their curious noises
into. It is amazing what good balance you could have with 4 legs. Olympics,
here we come.
||Our cabin is the second one from the left.
Here you can see what the bluff looks like and all of the lovely logs.
We were told that due to serious erosion, these cabins
will most likely be gone in the next 2 years! Hence what is now the second row of
cabins will become front row seating.
||Funny, I wanted to see some winter storms.
After all, this is the Pacific NW. So what kind of weather did we have? A bit
of everything. A bit of rain, lots of sun, and very cold temps. I did manage
to get some lovely sunsets.
Here is a series of a sunset.