With the Wooden Boat Festival crossed off Joel's bucket list, it was time to move on. Good bye to Port Townsend and a great festival.
With time at a premium we decided to bite the bullet and take the ferry across to Whidbey Island rather than drive all the way around to catch the Cascade Highway. As it turned out, with the cost of fuel, it was less expensive to to take the ferry rather than drive all the way around to catch the highway. Reservations were recommended and while I wasn't able to make reservations on the internet, a quick phone call to the Washington State Ferry System solved the problem, and reservations were made easily.
We arrived at the ferry terminal the requisite 30 minutes ahead of departure and the coach was one of the first ones on the ferry. We had already unhooked the car, so I drove the car onto the ferry. As you can see, Joel was one of the first ones on and had a front row seat!
We headed to the La Conner Thousand Trails without reservations. Shouldn't be a problem this time of year, and it wasn't. On the way we crossed over Deception Pass.
We found a site and parked, then headed over to the little town of La Conner. It's a cute little town with lots touristy shops and pretty marina, but doesn't have the charm that Port Townsend has.
Today we lounged around in the morning...well not actually lounging, it was time to catch up on emails and chores. and was really nice not having to rush off some where. Also, it was nice to have hookups..something we hadn't had for almost a week. Later, in the afternoon we drove over to Anacortes, a jumping off point for the San Juan Islands and explored the little town. The marina is full of yachts for sale. Sign of the times. Anacortes is more of a working town than La Conner and much bigger than Port Townsend.
Well, we shook the jello and changed our plans again. We originally had planned to stay in the area a few days, and do some kayaking, but Joel talked with Jenny today, and if she doesn't go into labor within the next few days, the doctors are going to induce labor so we will head out tomorrow morning with a destination of Lake Chelan before we head to Portland. So the jello is a shake'n...stay tuned.