It begins at Bellingham, WA in the north and ends twenty miles south at Burlington. It was built in the late 1800's as a one-lane dirt logging road. Eventually the road was paved and became part of the Pacific Trail. In 1931 a less curvy and more direct highway was built inland...
...and Chuckanut Drive became a scenic highway. Funny thing...we live so close by and yet have never really taken the time to explore this route. It seems we are always in a hurry...zipping down the I-5.
On Sunday we had plenty of time. And so we stopped by Larabee State Park...and enjoyed the ocean views.
Boats were passing through the sound...but other than that, things were quiet around the bay.
A few miles further up the winding highway we arrived at our destination...Chuckanut Manor.
We had had a table with a view...
...and fine seafood too! (When dining with other bloggers, it's OK to take pictures of the plates.)
The food disappeared in short order...but we lingered on. The view and the conversation never seemed to end.
It was the ideal place to watch the sun set...on our first day of extended daylight hours. Chuckanut Drive...a perfect Sunday afternoon outing!