Cycling for SeafoodRiding the Olympic Discovery Trail between Sequim and Port Angeles and enjoying the Dungeness and Seafood Fest
On October 7, 2017, four of us met at the Sequim Visitor's Center, where we were greeted by three chatty women, who allowed us park our cars in their lot for the day and offered all kinds of advice, laughing as they told us that Clare P. had waited patiently for the boys to arrive. We headed out on the trail and quickly stopped for coffee and pastries before we even left Sequim. We then rode through one of the most beautiful trails I've ever experienced. The trail took us over picturesque wooden bridges (see photos in album), past a couple of bald eagles snuggling in a treetop, pretty fall colors, cows, and through a couple of rain showers. The last few miles, we rode right next to the seawall of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which was gorgeous. The festival was crowded. but seafood was definitely the center piece. As we waited in line for geoduck ceviche (don't judge; it was delish), we ran into OutVenturer Karen E. The seared scallops inside the main tent were incredible...and there may have been some drinking of wine and beer. All the locals we met were quite friendly...in a Twin Peaks surrealist kind of way. The ride back to Sequim was sunny and dry and once we got away from the breezy Strait, we warmed up nicely. In all, we biked 45 miles and I only got the group lost twice on this well-marked trail (will OutVenturers never learn not to follow me on trips, lol?). On the ride home, we witnessed a rare (for the PNW) display of heat lightning lighting up the night sky.
Article By: Novak, Christopher