Sunday, November 8, 2015

San Juan vacay day 2: to Orcas


We made the short drive north from Seattle to Anacortes, a cute little town with some touristy things to see.

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Anacortes is not only the jumping off point for the Washington Department of Transportation ferry system to the San Juan Islands, it is also, apparently, the …

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So, naturally, I had to order a delicious salmon sandwich to eat as we waited for the …

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What struck me about the ferry ride is how fast the boat travels!  I can’t begin to calculate how much the vessel plus a few dozen cars and cargo must weigh, but that thing clips along like an America’s cup winning yacht.

There is always a small chance of seeing Orca whales here, but all we saw were a lot of beautiful sailboats and a tug pulling a log raft.   Day2 014 (800x534)


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I didn’t realize I was chilled until I saw this picture later.

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Ferries passing in the day.

We docked at about 3 pm.


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Dewey departing his first (at least while we have parented him) ferry ride.

And then we were on an island!

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Not any island, but Orcas Island.

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We made our way to West Beach Resort, which has a number of cute cabins on a beautiful beach in a cove.

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We are hooked up to resort power in the RV area. They also have WiFi!

Tomorrow, we ride.

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