May 24, 2014 - With the wife gone and a lot of free time on my hands this weekend, I decided to venture out to the Olympic Peninsula yesterday with a planned destination of Ruby Beach. From my house it is 3.5 hours so I was hoping for something good considering it is raining for the rest of the weekend. I left with plenty of time but got all the way out to the beach and decided to take my own route (trying to stay close to the ocean) rather than follow my GPS and just stay on hwy 101. This turned out to be a big mistake. I found myself on a primitive road that was 14 miles long and appeared to be a shortcut. This road was more suitable for a 4 wheel drive truck... Not my Acura... For some stupid reason I continued on this road for 9 of the 14 miles thinking it would get me back to the highway. There were 2 other vehicles out there and at one point even a truck turned around. It was shortly after this that I realized I was not going to make it. I prayed that I would just be able to get out of there. The sunset was pretty much off the table. Fortunately I was able to make up time once I got back to civilization. I barely made it in time which means I didn't get the best opportunity to find the perfect compositions or completely prepare my camera. I also didn't realize that I was going to be confronted with 50 other photographers but It made for an interesting experience. Here is one shot I got before heading home.
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