Any recommendations whether or not this tour is worth it over another (flying into Seattle mid-August)?? Flew into Seattle last year, did the Whidbey Island and North Cascades Loop tour, so was trying to avoid going the Seattle-Anacortes route (to ferry over to Friday Harbor). I essentially saw that part of the state last year and didn't want to retrace my steps since I never got to see any of the Olympic Peninsula close up. Also, by car, is the route more scenic going the 16-3-104-101 way off of I-5 in Tacoma, or straight 101 just west of Olympia (or go one way going, the other coming back)?
Also, if anyone has any comments about lodging (preferrably B&B) for one night while there...it is our 9th wedding anniversary and may splurge for that night, thinking Colette's (w. of Port Angeles), unless someone knows of something just as scenic but closer to Port Townsend, or between Port Townsend and I-5. Thx!!