Before we visited the park we took a detour to see some of the lavender fields around Port Angeles. The one field we found was really pretty and smelled nice, too.
After having the Passbook stamped we were off up the mountain and about to see some spectacular views of Washington state.
Our first day on the island was my much anticipated visit to Butchart Gardens. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about the gardens from everyone who had ever visited them.
The final photograph (phew!!) shows a picture off a dinner plate dahlia and Gary's hand to give you a comparison of the size of the flower head.
The gardens were not as big as I had imagined but they were certainly spectacular and most colourful. A lovely visit.