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Category: Scenic drive
October 26, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Crack down on Washington beach driving? Take our poll

A car drives on the beach at Ocean Shores. (photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times) The sun had just set below the Pacific Ocean’s indigo horizon. Our Long Beach bonfire was blazing merrily in the windbreak of a drift log, and a glass of cabernet washed down some sticky s’mores rather nicely. It was…

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March 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Cheap and scenic: Take the bus around Oahu

You can easily get to this North Shore beach on Oahu by bus from Honolulu. (Kristin Jackson / The Seattle Times) Recently I wrote about taking a spectacularly scenic drive around the Hawaiian island of  Oahu, suggesting places to stop and sightsee along the way. But Seattle Times reader Bronson Swanson has a suggestion:  Instead of driving…

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Comments | More in Hawaii, Scenic drive | Topics: North Shore, Oahu, TheBus