July 21 – 23 Given how close this group of islands are to each other, the ferry ride to Orcas wasn’t very long.  We were scheduled for just two nights there, our original intention to spend three on each island (San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez) got short circuited due to a festival on Orcas that […]

July 17 – 20 Leaving English Camp, we continued south onto West Side Road, stopping briefly at one of a number of Alpaca Farms, the animals having been recently shaved to harvest their wool and keep them cool in the summer heat. Not long after that we arrived at Lime Kiln Point State Park, a […]

July 17 – 20 As planned, we took off the next morning on our bikes to attempt a ride around the island.  Turning left out of the resort onto Roche Harbor Road we continued north to the tip of the island, skirting its airport and making a brief stop at Roche Harbor there before turning […]

July 17 – 20 The drive up to Sidney didn’t take long and with about two hours before sailing we located the dock from which we’d depart and then drove a mile or so into downtown to look for a place to eat.  It’s a nice little spot on the island, a few blocks crowded […]

July 14 – 16 With another glorious morning ahead of us (good weather would follow us the whole trip) we set out on the bikes on a route laid out in a cycling map that our campground host loaned me.  We’d end up with 26.5 miles in total and almost circle the peninsula. The first […]

July 14 – 16 We’d opted for the in-camp breakfast the next morning which for us included the Belgian Waffles (1 waffle using their free-range eggs served with homemade berry sauce and syrup with whipped cream) and the scrambled eggs (2 free-range eggs scrambled, Canadian Bacon and 2 slices of homemade toast with homemade jam), […]

July 14 – 16 With a three hour drive ahead of us to clear customs and catch our 12:45 ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, we wanted to leave plenty of time for Jenny Manetta to bugger things up, we made sure we were out the door by 8:00am.  Just before hitting the road we […]