|*Bridge over Deception Pass*|
Walked on the Beach at sunset...
mostly... that stony beach is empty and quiet... and this time around, with calm seas... a pretty serene sort of a place. It lets a fella slow down and just breathe.
Sittin' down there sippin' on a cold brew... or in the early morning... with a hot cup... would be a pretty fine end, or start of a day.
After a year+ on the road, I'm pretty settled into the goin' slow way of goin'. Just not in much of a hurry to get anywhere... OK...
It's a lil' different when I climb on the Raider... but... if they don't want a guy to lean through those twisties, they shoudn't build roads that just beg to be straightened! :)
But... for the most part, I'm pretty content with takin' the time to smell the roses a touch.
I still haven't quite figured out the attraction that the ocean and lakes, and rivers have for me... Bein' that I don't have any great liking for swimming, boats and water still have an odd draw...
So... we got on one of those "Boats" of the Washington State Ferry System the day before yesterday and took a ride out to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island...
|*Loading onto the Washington State Ferry*|
Stopped at the Whale museum in Friday Harbor, to kinda get our bearings, when we first got off the boat...
|*How'd you like HIS dental Bill?*|
... and then took a ride, roughly around the perimeter of the island. It's not quite what you might expect. Our thought was it would all be sailing and "Marine" kinda things, with the road following the shore line more... but... you ride through small valleys with small farms and cattle all over! Even an Alpaca farm... unexpected.
We hoped to spot some Orcas that were supposed to be on the way across from Victoria... but... apparently they weren't aware they had an appointment to be seen... so ... No Joy there. :)
|*Lighthouse on San Juan Island*|
There was, how-some-ever... one lil' showman at one of the pullouts above the ocean in the whale watching area...
You could almost here the lil' beggar. "Hey! Yo! Them whales is nothin'! I'm here NOW! and I'm cuter! Gimme a treat!"
Yeah well... I told him to go get a job... and rode on!
With just a small OOPS! in Friday Harbor... with the Raider layin' on its side... and me on mine... under it... EMBARRASSING!!!!
We got back on the ferry for the return trip to Anacortes...
A lot quieter trip coming back. In the morning, folks walkin' around, talking and joking... a lot more animated... in the early evening... sittin' quiet, watchin' the water and sailboats slide by...
|*Wouldn't be too bad for a full-time "RV"... would it? :)*|
In the morning, we got up, packed up and moved the rig to the Marina in Anacortes... where, in the afternoon we linked up with the Artful Blogger! :)
And, watched 'em erect their pop up, Chalet RV "Home" in 54 seconds! :)
Their new lil' rig is actually pretty cool. It's quite a bit bigger and more spacious than I expected... kind of an intriguing outfit...
We shared Brats Beans and Brew, under the awning here at the Marina, and then after Mark and Bobbie retired to their lil' Chalet, we took the dogs for a sunset stroll 'round the Cap Sante Boat Haven Marina.
|*Sunset over the Cap Sante Boat Haven Marina in Anacortes*|
It's a hard life...
So... I better get back to livin' it... or I'll get left behind...
Sittin' in our Dryland RV... amongst the Deep Sea "RVs" in Anacortes, Washington
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Great journey. I have been following you for a couple of years now and you have finally connected both of my worlds. I have a 1997 30' 5er and a 1963 sailboat.My wife and I sail for 4 to 8 weeks each summer through those islands. Seeing Deception Pass, Cap Santa and San Juan Island was like home. If you should decide to take the Port Townsend ferry from Widbey to Port Townsend. That would put you well up the Olympic Peninsula and avoid the traffic heading south anywhere near Seattle. If you end up heading down 101 would love to actually meet up. Good post, great travels..Ad
I get the attraction to water. The line, "I'm haunted by waters", from "A River Runs Through It" has always seemed to fit my fascination with water. Of course I fish, but it's more than that.
By the way, what is that critter? A fox? Never seen anything quite like that.
Sure is nice stopping and smelling them roses. I can almost smell em right through your pictures. Great blog.
Having attended the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in Port Townsend and restored, owned and sailed a classic "deep sea RV" this ramblin' brings back a lot or memories. But, while a "deep sea rv" is a very romantic notion, it is not a very budget conscience mode of wandering. If you do make it to Port Townsend, check out the school - ask for Jeff Hammond if he's around; you'll like him - and ride the Raider up Hurricane Ridge.
The "critter" is a grey fox... and a cheekly lil' bugger was this one! :)
"A River Runs Through It"... one of my top ten movies for sure... really makes a guy think... and THAT is maybe one of the greatest pleasures...
Thanks Hobo, It took me a while... I pushed to far too fast for too long, but, I've got the hang of waitin' now for the wind to catch up :)
Ted; Yeah, a poor boy should likely not get a hole in the water you poor money into huh? :) But... The water sure does something for the soul, same as the High Lonesome... How come everything awesome, is Expensive? :)
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