RVery Best Nest

Come join Joe, Mallery & I, as we travel around the USA in our RVery Best Nest. God's Favor has been chasing us down, and we are enjoying all of His blessing's, that He has created for all to enjoy!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Seabrook, Pacific City, Moclips, & Lake Quinault Lodge

                                Wednesday 8/22/2012

Joe bought these two crabs in Ocean Shores for $10 each. They were already cooked. He shelled them and froze the meat for another day.

Still in Ocean Shores, WA, we took a day drive up the coast. The beach along this coast line is considered a highway.

We took Roosevelt Beach Road just north of  Copalis, WA to get to the beach.

We wanted to see Copalis Rock, and you had to drive on the beach to see them.

We decided to take the chance of driving on the beach to see it. This was as far as we could go without crossing a stream, and we were not going to do that.

A man and his dog were out in the water by Copalis Rocks.

If we can drive our low riding Honda on the beaches, anyone can! Almost back to our original starting point where all the vehicles are.

We continue our drive going north on Hwy. 109 to Seabrook which was established in 2004.

Looking at the community from Hwy. 109.

We drove into the community and found the Market.

Homes in Seabrook, WA.

The map show the projected neighborhood and facilities. I didn't post the pictures, but the community had a restaurant, book store, spa, and a pet shop, and gift shop. 

View of homes that are on the ocean on the other side of Hwy. 109.

This is the pottery painting studio.

A picture of the completed town.

I like homes with large porches.

Cute archway made with the plentiful driftwood in the area.

A home with bird house decor.

We continued north on Hwy. 109 to Pacific Beach, WA.

Pacific Beach has a population of 1000 or less. This town and the next town to the north, Moclips, are the closest to the Pacific Ocean than any other town in WA..

We didn't stop at this cute pink and white shop, but I knew it had something good inside, from the female neat as a pin appearance. It is Emily's Confections, that has baked goods. We should have stopped but that would have messed up my diet. You can find out more about her business at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Emilys-Confections/49315769090

Behind the Windjammer Restaurant and Lounge you will find a campground on a Pacific Ocean bluff.

I didn't see a name to of the campground but found on the internet that the RV park, cottages, and hotel are listed under the Pacific Resort and Recreation Center, which once was a navel base, but now turned into a convention and resort for retired veterans. The only way you can stay here is if you are a guest of a veteran. There is a state park nearby that has a campground on the beach with electricity for RVs up to 60 feet.

Moclips is the next town on Hwy. 109.

An April Fools sign outside the Tourist Information Museum Center in Moclips.

Moclips was incorporated in 1905 after the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Before the European settlers this area was occupied by the Quinault Indians

In the museum the man running it for the day showed us this mannequin head that had recently washed ashore from the Japan tsunami.

Moclips was once a very bustling town with a 270 room hotel and touted as a health vacation resort. Weekend tourists would come from as far as Seattle to Pacific Beach and Moclips on the train. On one day in the early 1900's, 5000 tourist arrive on the train for a Sunday picnic. In 1911 a series of storms washed most of the town away. In 1913 what was left of the town was destroyed by a fire.

The beach in Moclips, WA.

From Moclips, we took Moclips Hwy. going east inland for about 20 miles to Hwy. 101

Once on Hwy 101 we headed north again for another 15 to 20 miles.

On Hwy. 101 we entered into the Olympia National Forest.

At the Quinault Rain Forest South Shore Loop Drive we turned east again.

It looked to be wild Hydrangea's., as we zoomed by, but not for sure.

In the small town of Quinault we came to the Lake Quinault Lodge.

Entrance to Lake Quinault Lodge.

Joe noted the weather vain. I would have totally missed it!

Joe standing by the fireplace in the lodge. The lodge was built in 1926, and has lake view rooms that are smoke free and pet friendly.

Paint decoration on the ceiling rafter beams.

Expansive back lawn on the lake.

Fireplace chimney on the back deck.

There was another cabin to the east of the back of the lodge, called the Boat House.

View of the lodge from the lake.

Beach at Lake Quinault Lodge.

We saw several people out on the lake in kayaks, but the water was pretty ruff.

They also have row boat rentals.

Lake Quinault is a lake on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington state, USA. It is located in the glacial-carved Quinault Valley of the Quinault River, at the southern edge of Olympic National Park in the northwestern United States.
Area: 5.827 sq miles (15.09 km²)
Surface elevation: 190 feet (58 m)
Length: 3.79 miles (6.1 km)

You can also stay at the Lakeside rooms, which are the only rooms that have TVs. These rooms have a more contemporary decor.


There are many trails to be hiked, if you have the time.

You can also stay in the Boat House. The top floor of the Boat House is the Beverley Suite which fills the entire floor with a tree top 360 degree panoramic views. The Beverly Suite is not pet friendly.

The Boat House was built in 1923 and the lower level rooms are also pet friendly.

We check out the menu before we left and of course it was a bit pricey. Good thing we brought our LaFontaine lunch!
                                                            To be continued:

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