Today I strolled along the part of the Olympic Discovery Trail that hugs the Strait of Juan de Fuca through Port Angeles. I began my jaunt at the City Pier, where there is plenty of free parking. The wheelchair-accessible waterfront trail is lined with benches that face the water to take in the view of Canada and the passing ships.
About a mile along the path, I climbed a staircase to see the newly unveiled 9/11 memorial. A rusty steel I-beam had been salvaged from the wreckage of the Twin Towers, and it was donated to our county. I had to put my hand on the huge scrap of metal and close my eyes for a bit. I was glad no one else was around.
Although the paved, level trail paled in comparison to the Lake Crescent waterfront trails, it was well worth the short trip and was quite memorable in its own way. ~Bonnie