The Tillamook Rock Lighthouse stands out as and example of the roughest part of the Oregon Coast: both from the tenacity of the individuals who struggled to build it over a 574 day period in the late 1800's, as well as the ocean adversary that systematically ground it to pieces, one large wave at a time. It was clouded in obscurity as I passed it, but reading the roadside kiosk at an overlook truly told the story of why it was called "Terrible Tille". From the kiosk, "Storm waves buried boulders, driftwood and even fish into the light 133 feet above the sea level, often breaking lenses and windows."
The picture came from the following link showing an enormous 'wave meets lighhouse' picture. Check out "Terrible Tillie's" history, fascinating.
Leaving the Oregon coast and heading a bit inland on US101, the temperature warmed a bit, the clouds parted and the driving was over hill and dale along streams like this one near a lumber mill.
In Washington state, US101 gives you a choice: Go East towards Seattle/Tacoma area OR go West toward the Pacific coast (This is pretty good for a north/south road). I headed West since the destination was to drive completely around the Olympic Peninsula.
Settled down for a wet camping night at Kalaloch campgrounds where I met the camp hosts and shared a campfire and some warm tea.
You can tell from the pictures that this is an untouched area of the coastline.