Northern Tier 2010

July 5, 2010

On Orcas, But No Orcas So Far

Filed under: Pre-Tour Vacation — Henry Scott @ 10:00 am

After visiting Merrymere falls yesterday morning, we took two ferries to get to Orcas island: Port Townsend to Keystone and Anacortes to Orcas. There wasn’t much driving involved, but it took most of the day to get here due to time on and waiting for the ferries. That said, the ferries were enjoyable despite the surprisingly high cost ($50 for the ferry to Orcas).

We’re staying at the Turtleback Inn, which is inland on the island, but not too far from either Eastsound or Westsound. It is very pretty, and the photos in this post were taken during a jog from the inn this morning.

Today we’ll head over to Moran State Park and walk to the top of Constitution Mountain. At 2,409 feet, it is the highest point in the San Juan Islands. Unfortunately, it is currently foggy, but the forecast is for clear weather today, so we’re going to cross our fingers and go for it.

We’re still trying to decide whether or not to take a whale-watching cruise. I’d love to see some orcas in the wild, but there is so much to do here in just a couple of days



  1. Great photos and posts. Glad to hear the trip is going well and the touring gear made it safely.

    Comment by Matt — July 5, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

  2. Old plow looks good!

    Comment by Bruce — July 5, 2010 @ 11:03 pm

    • Lol! But, I gotta say, the plow really did look pretty cool. 🙂

      Comment by Henry Scott — July 6, 2010 @ 1:01 pm

  3. Oh, golly … on an afternoon when South Bend feels like Cambodia, those images are a cool drink of water. We’ll love following your adventures!

    Comment by April — July 6, 2010 @ 5:21 pm

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