Friday, August 28, 2015

Marina madness; Anacortes, WA

Leaving Port Townsend we took the ferry via Whidhey Island to Anacortes, WA on Fidalgo Island, part of the San Juan Islands group.

Approaching Whidbey Island through very dirty wind shield
Some visual aid

Once again we are drawn to another boating facility,  Cap Sante Marina, centrally located for easy walks to town and great walking trails. Once again, as in Port Townsend, we did no major sight-seeing as in year's past.  No ferry to San Juan Island and Friday Harbor though you can read of past visits HERE.  We just lived normally with our usual schedule, a few projects here and there, walks/runs, Farmers Markets, eating good both in local restaurants and at our little casa mobile, and visiting with friends who migrate to this part of the country during late Summer to early Fall. I should mention that although there are devastating fires burning in WA, OR, and CA we are smoke free with temps in the mid 70s to 80.  I think we had one day of light rain in both Port Townsend and Anacortes.

Though the parking facilities contain no hookups for the approx. 20 sites and are nothing fancy just grass with dividers , it's the view and town that keeps us coming back.  Here is our view at the marina.

And from an overlook above~~

Cap Sante Marina from above overlook

Oil tankers waiting to load/unload

At Washington Park

Around the town:

Murals tell the town's history

Old paddle wheeler now a museum

Psychedelic espresso

Couldn't resist this sign

You Betcha

Big ship building town

Howard enjoying an old car show

More murals

Chess play for real!

We are now behind and playing catch-up!  We currently are heading into Canada's Shuswap area to visit friends, Dan and Heather, we met last winter in Anza Borrego.  But first there was a stop in Bellingham to catch-up with our old friend, and amiga we met in Mexico many years ago.

While spending our week in Canada we won't have internet unless we're fortunate to have wifi like we have now, at the Brookside RV Park, in Cache Creek, BC.

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