Thursday, July 16, 2009
Hobuck Beach - Neah Bay, WA
On a spur of the moment, Nancy and I decided to take a trip around the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. We had never been to Cape Flattery and had not been in this area for several years. It was going to be beautiful weather so ws just decided to head out in TREK for another adventure.
Hobuck Beach Park is on Hobuck Bay, which is located on the Makah Indian Reservation. The Makah tribe has built a very beautiful RV park at this beach. This is where the tribal members would launch their whaling canoes when harvesting the big gray whales that still frequent this area. This is not a practice anymore with the tribe. A few years back the Makah tribe was on national TV when they launch their canoes and harpooned a gray whale and took it to shore. They used the entire whale, in their traditional ways, to share with all tribal members. The hunt was not for commercial purposes, but for self-sustaining use only. This was a very special and meaningful event for the tribe.
CLICK HERE to watch the slideshow of several pictures taken in this area. You can change the viewing time by increasing the seconds once you launch the slideshow.