The sky's had cleared this morning and we was hoping it would stay that way for our visit to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National park. We first made our way back down to the harbour and had a little wander around, it was very peaceful. Once a logging and ship building town it survives today as a resort and marina in Ludlow bay.
The Inn and Fireside Restaurant.
We then got back on the road to Discovery bay where we stopped at Fat Smitty's for Brunch. Fat Smitty's is an old school burger bar that looks like it belongs on Route 66. When we went inside we were surprised to see the walls and ceilings covered deep in dollar bills. I asked if he was saving his tips for a retirement fund and he informed me that everything gets donated to charity when they have a tear down and then they start over. We wrote on our bill and pinned it on the wall as others had done. The Hot dogs were fantastic by the way !!
Back on Hwy101 we stopped to get some fuel, while I was filling up [it takes a while with an RV] this beauty 'burbled' it's way to the pumps.
I complimented the driver on the car and he said thanks, but didn't really engage in conversation. Once I started to talk cc's and horsepower he couldn't resist showing me under the hood. He explained that this was the first time out the shop in a year after a complete overhaul, he hadn't yet fitted air filters and housings to the throttle bodies which were to be custom built. If I remember correctly it was a 7.9ltr producing 550 bhp. He gave it a little juice as he drove off. Sweet music !
We arrived at the Hurricane ridge entrance to Olympic NP with some high cloud floating around above, please hold off while we make our way up the road.