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Sep 20, 2011 - Gulf Islands

We have been boating around the Gulf Islands the last few days. Our first night was spent in Sidney. Last night we moored in Montague Harbour and tonight we are docked in Otter Bay. I caught some little fish and we have seen plenty of seals, porpoises and otters. The weather has been stunning, but rumour has it that it will be changing after tomorrow night. Oh well - better than a day at work. :) Great fun!!!

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Jul 22, 2007 - At Home in Puget Sound

Wow, we have been home for almost a month and have been so busy. We left Southern Oregon and worked our way up to Eugene and visited friends. Then stopped on our way home in Camas WA to visit my cousins Ken and Judy. We arrived here on Camano Island WA on July 1st as planned. It has been fun catching up with family and friends. Lots of visiting and enjoying being home. Our son Shawn, his wife Katy and our grandson Connor have been a special treat to be with. We really missed them over the winter. We have a share in Camp Grande here on...

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Jul 7, 2007 - Chimacum !!

We have arrived!! Opened the motorhome door -- and it was beautiful weather !! Sunny, breezy, and in the low 70's. Heaven! This Escapee RV park is beautifully landscaped with friendly folks. We immediately signed-up for a "monthly spot", which has 50 amp service, water, and sewer, for about $9 a day. Can't beat that deal anywhere. On a sadder note, Gillespie continues her decline, and we are both alarmed. Another reason to high-tail it to here, is the vet services in the area. We feel that the treatment process will take time, and want to...

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Jul 4, 2007 - Anacortes and the San Juan Islands

Oh, the 4th of July in Anacortes July 2nd 2007 So today we up-sticks from the feel-bad KOA and drive up the I-405 and 5 to Anacortes. Carolyn chose the 405 cause she though it would be a tad quieter than the I-5 and right she was! It's never fun driving on the Interstates and these had some pretty jiggly sections, but weren't too overwhelmed with mega-ton triple-trailer juggernauts! We drive through a little town called Mount Vernon - I think there's an area in Glasgow called that as well - damn, those Weagies get everywhere! The campsite...

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Toughs Travels

Jun 26, 2007 - About to Leave

With one week left before we leave for two months in a truck and camper to Northern BC, Yukon, NWT and Alaska, Don is busy doing final things to the truck and camper array, and I am doing a last minute panic thing at work trying to get ready to leave my job for 9 months. Special thanks to our good friends Don and Lyn Craigdallie for allowing us to use their camper for the next couple of months. Very generous indeed. This is a bit of a test to see if an inital entry works - let us know what you think. We are hopeful to provide pictures and...

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Jun 8, 2007 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

We all took the ferry over to Victoria for the day and enjoyed the sites and some of the food offered. We ate lunch at the famous Empress Hotel, where we had the lunch buffet, it consisted of a lot of selections with an Indian flare, it was all real great. We walked the town for awhile then took the open roof tour bus around the town. We had a great time and will probably return here someday to spend more time.

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May 26, 2007 - Hurricane Ridge

Took a ride over to Port Angeles. We needed to find the ferry terminal so we don't get lost when we go over to Victoria on Tuesday. On the way we stopped to check out Sequim Bay. Oh, ya, we did find the terminal ... While we were in town, we decided to go to Hurricane Ridge. Hurricane Ridge is part of Olympic National Park. The road was extremely foggy on the way up, like 5 MPH with the blinkers on foggy. We made the last turn onto the ridge, the clouds parted and the whole area was clear and sunny. It was a bit nippy, only 35 degrees, but...

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May 7, 2007 - Port Townsend and Fort Worden

We arrived at Port Townsend Washington on Thursday May 3. This is one of the larger towns on the Olympic Peninsula and also an historic Victorian seaport on the National Historic Register. The town is located at the north eastern point of the Olympic Peninsula and is much drier than the rest of the peninsula because it lies in the shadow of the Olympic mountains. The town is surrounded by water, situated where the Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca meet. We made camp at the Fort Worden State park right across the beach and the Port...

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Jul 15, 2006 - Port Townsend, WA

So, I have made it through 4 weeks of work here and all is going well. Seattle is a great city and the weather has been just beautiful. Last weekend, I stayed in the city and made it to a few local festivals. Kelly and I had a great time at the International Festival in Chinatown...the food was delicious and the entertainment was fun. I have to say that I did find it a bit disturbing that the main sponsor of International Festival was McDonalds...that just seems wrong. Perhaps what may have been a bit more disturbing was that there was a...

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May 12, 2006 - Day Two in the Park

We moved all of 56 miles today. We are now in Port Angeles, WA. It is a busy town if 19,000 people and a place where the ferry crosses several times a day to Victoria, British Columbia. It is also the location of the entrance to Hurricane Ridge in Olympia National Park. We are staying in a real nice rv park called Elwha Dam RV Park just about 5 miles west of Port Angles. They advertise themselves as being "the Best RV Park by a dam sight!" History has it that the Elwha Dams will be the first dams in American history to be removed in order...

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The Beginning

May 1, 2006 - Port Townsend and Fort Worden

I took a bus tour of Port Townsend but neglected to take any pictures because the driver wouldn't let me drive and shoot out the windshield. That about the only method I know. I drove out to Fort Worden and took lots of them - mostly on foot. Impressive place the Fort is. I had a heck of a time getting to it on the skinny, winding streets but I'm glad I did.

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Newt's Journal

Aug 11, 2004 - Port Townsend to Deception Pass

After a few extra days in the yard, we FINALLY were put back in the water the morning of August 10th. We spent the rest of the day provisioning, and then anchored out near the Port Townsend ferry terminal. August 11th, the wind was "on the nose" again, so we motored up to Bowman Bay in Deception Pass State Park. We plan to stay here a few days, with some hiking in the park planned for tomorrow.

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