2009 Vacation

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Olga on Orcas Island

August 20, 2009

We’re staying in the little waterfront community of Olga on Orcas Island. It lies at the foot of Entrance Mountain. For excitement, there’s the Olga Store which closes at 5PM, a Post Office, a nice restaurant a couple of blocks away and the oyster farm at Buck Bay. Fortunately, we came not for excitement but […]

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Ferry to Orcas Island

August 19, 2009

The Society of American Travel Writers named the Washington State Ferry run from Anacortes into the San Juan Islands the fourth most exciting ferry ride in the world. “Orcas is considered by many to be the most beautiful of the San Juan Islands.” We arrive at Orcas Island for a six day visit. Seen on […]

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Walking Washington Park

August 18, 2009

When we are in Anacortes, most mornings we walk the “trail” that meanders through Washington Park. It’s really not a trail at all but a 2.3 mile one lane paved road that is closed to cars until 10 AM each morning. We always go around counter-clockwise because the first part of the trail runs along […]

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The View from our Parking Spot

August 17, 2009

On this year’s PNW vacation, we experienced more than a week of poor weather which is unusual for August but yesterday things got back to normal. The air was clear, the sky was blue and the reflection of the sky on the water was unbelievably blue so it was time to take the annual “view […]

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