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Old 07-26-2014, 09:01 PM   #1
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The Orcas Island Adventure

The journey began on July 14th as we left Elgin, Texas on a journey to the San Juan Island, Orcas in particular.

THe purpose is to check out the island real estate and all else and decide if we want to move here or some other spot…in washington; sequin, port townsned or….

Day one was a stop at Oasis state park near clovis NM, then on to lake pueblo state park, colorado…stayed two nights and then on to rock springs , wy; glynn's ferry, ID, lewiston, id and then on to spokane to visit a bud there.

then, as ominous news of the raging wildfires in central washington had us rethink our plans as we were going on US 2, and it was closed, but there was a detour that allowed us to make the route. then up to everet and then on to bellingham to await the ferry and our reservation date of july 26, to travel with airstream in tow, on the ferry--round trip fare $270.00--- to west beach rv resort on orcas island for 5 nights departing july 31.

as we were hooking up departing wenatachee….a screw jack on my hensley snapped….it's fun driving with 1/2 of your weight distribution….

getting a new one when i get to the escapees park in chimacum, wa.

we got up at 430am texas time today and left bellingham to arrive at the anacondas ferry terminal…set to sail at 6am local san juan time.

so we end day one on the island…it is beautiful….we many not leave
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Sounds cool! We just got back from a trip to the Puget sound area. Since you mentioned Port Townsend, let me share a thought inspired by a couple of days in the area: Make sure you get a whiff of the paper mill before you make a decision about moving there....
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Wow, what an adventure!

Keep us posted, and send lots of pictures.


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Old 07-30-2014, 05:31 PM   #4
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Orcas in the San Juans

we have spent 5 days and 4 nights at the west side resort on orcas island. we leave in the morning for the ferry to anacondas and will wait there at the concrete parking lot known as fidalgo bay rv resort for the ferry across to port townsend---that being saturday morning, aug 2nd.

we engaged a real estate agent on the island and viewed several properties for sale…our goal, we think, is to move to the island

it is a beautiful paradise of great forests, mountains, hills, valleys and a wonderful coastline with several great bays…..4900 full time residents and overrun with tourist june thru august..

people say the winter is long darkish…grayish….wet…but it claims 267 days of sunshine with rarely a freeze of report and some snow very rarely. it is in the banana belt with very mild temps and a narrow range.

farms abound with any and all kinds of produce, fruits, berrys, milk, cheese…self sufficiency….local free range chicken, grass fed beef, natural pork…..

paradise

limping along with a broken hensley hitch---one of my screw jacks broke…thus impairing my weight distribution ability.

i have a part being sent to the skp park in chimacum, wa and will repair then…..

then on to Pacific Beach state park……….

gerinimo…….
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Again.....wow, you guys!

What a beautiful place, and what a difference from Texas!

Sounds like a dream come true, and I wish you all the best.

Keep us posted.


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Please narrow the search to only properties with courtesy parking potential hehe.
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Nice spot. We have only sailed there, not driven.

Is you spell checker changing Anacortes Wa to anacondas?

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picky, picky

spell checker is on the mainland i guess.

it is hard to find a property with room for one airstream…much less courtesy parking…however….usually seeing an airstream when traveling is somewhat rare…on the trip from texas to orcas we most likely saw four…..when we arrived at the island, at west side resort were….two other airstreams….brown new 2014 internationals 27FB…….

and on the island we spotted several more of various ages…….

hate to leave…but like mcarthur….we shall return

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into the wild blue yonder

because my hitch is impaired i have been an will be on pins and needles on each ferry i embark or disbark as the angle of loading varys with the tide and port and it can be extreme….up or down putting an extreme amount of pressure on the weakest link….the factory GM receiver…...

been there done that…




but all has been blessed …so far. leaving the island as the ferry chugs towards anacortes...

and so we sit at the fidalgo bay rv resort…right on the bay…and as we pull in we find four other airstreams….have seem more on the road this trip…and most of them either on the island or here that ever seen outside a 4CU New Years Eve rally

once again on saturday we will board the ferry for the trip to port townsend and the skp park and hopefully a part to fix my hitch.

geronimo….
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What a great trip, good luck with the jack screw.

We have yet to take our trailer on the ferry - we also wonder about the angle from dock to ferry and whether that might cause the back of our trailer to drag. We pull a 27FB. Anybody have ferry experience with a 28-footer?

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duh…..

my trailer is a 28 ft…we'll 27.11………

and can drag in multiple places
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and so we sit at the fidalgo bay rv resort…right on the bay…and as we pull in we find four other airstreams….have seem more on the road this trip…and most of them either on the island or here that ever seen outside a 4CU New Years Eve rally

geronimo….
This, apparently, is where they all go, when others are saying "where are all the Airstreams?".

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hitched up again

every time i hook to my hensley….i cringe and cross all fingers and toes and eyes and hope with all my might i get it to hookup….seems like anyway…

but did this morning and made the trek to the coupeville ferry dock for connection to port townsend and the skp abode in chimacum and hopefully my hitch part…ferry boarding was at a smooth level entrance and exit…..time and tide control all things

gonna spend thru monday exploring the olympic peninsula;port angles, sequin,port ludlo, port townsend…..

so the san juan island of orcas is a memory in the rear view mirror…..of time…but the airstream can go anywhere……..
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