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Posted: 10/23/09 01:22am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After reading about Whazoo's and Mrs. Whazoo's trip on the Olympic Peninsula I needed some salt air in my face and some sand under my shoes, so last Sunday I said "wife lets go camp'in". Thats all it took to start a frenzy of activity. You do not have to ask her twice. We decided to go to Fort Casey on Whidbey Island. It's only about a 90 minute drive from home, so it takes a lot longer to pack than to get there. Now, if your looking for trees and seculsion this is not your place. It's small in size but very open and right next to the Keystone to Port Townsend ferry run. But if ya don't mind having ferries out your back door and miles of beach to walk then it will suit you fine.

Miles of beach.....

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My wife will walk this beach for hours looking for treasures, beach glass, agates, but rusty beer bottle caps in the camper is a no no.....

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I did find this rock on the beach and it looks like somebody spent a fair amount of time painting it.

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We both enjoy watching the big ships pass by.

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There is also a lot of activity as far as the sea lions and the seagulls. When the salmon are runn'in the sea lions chomp the salmon and the seagulls do what seagulls do.

Head of a sea lion while taking a break from fish'in.....

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The gulls doing what gulls do, cleaning up the mess, who says theres no free lunch.....

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The gulls were having better luck than these boys fish'in right off shore.

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This guy looks like he's eat'in well and liv'in good.

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Fort Casey is on Whidbey Island across from Port Townsend which is on the Olympic Peninsula. Admiralty Inlet seperates the two. It was one of three forts built it the 1890's to protect Puget Sound. There are still two 10" artillery guns at the fort.

Lookout towers at dusk.

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Shot and powder bunkers.

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A 10" gun and the lighthouse.

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Now if you get bored walking the beach you can always walk onto the ferry and go explore Port Townsend. Cool little town known for there wooden boats. Sits right on the water with a high bluff above the main street.

Port Townsend.

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The ferry that gets ya there.....

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The ferry that brings ya back.....

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They even run in the soup.....

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The sunsets can be pretty amazing also.....

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Now I know this isn't the same cresent moon that Whazoo saw, but it's still not bad through the smoke of a campfire [emoticon].....

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We didn't get lucky on this trip but every so often you see one of these bad boys come sailing by. The USS Abraham Lincoln.....

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There were 4 Coast Guard ships protecting this one as she sailed through.....

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If you do choose to camp at Fort Casey in the fall months then be prepared for weather changes that hit ya in a hurry. You may pull in with clear skies and sunny beaches, but the next morning can bring high surf and the rain blowing sideways. I have found that when this happens the best thing to do is stay inside the camper. Splash a little Myer's dark rum into your morning coffies. If the wind and rain persist have a Bloody Mary or two. Somewhere around noon pop your first can of brew, and then start making your BudweiserBeerCan Kite. A broom handle, a awning hook, some duct tape and a couple empty cans of Bud does the trick. It must be a 40 to 50 mile per hour blow for this to work[emoticon].............................

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BlueStilly wrote:

After reading about Whazoo's and Mrs. Whazoo's trip on the Olympic Peninsula I needed some salt air in my face and some sand under my shoes, so last Sunday I said "wife lets go camp'in". Thats all it took to start a frenzy of activity. You do not have to ask her twice. We decided to go to Fort Casey on Whidbey Island. It's only about a 90 minute drive from home, so it takes a lot longer to pack than to get there. Now, if your looking for trees and seculsion this is not your place. It's small in size but very open and right next to the Keystone to Port Townsend ferry run. But if ya don't mind having ferries out your back door and miles of beach to walk then it will suit you fine.

Miles of beach.....
Mike


Great photos and thanks for the inspiration to keep RVing when ever you get the chance[emoticon]

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Posted: 10/23/09 05:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for sharing... seems that it is what Truck camper people do, doesn't it?

We'll be looking for more of your adventures.

Sleepy

PS, be sure and put the word "pictures" in your title so all of them other RV'ers can find the good posts... [emoticon]


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Posted: 10/23/09 07:14am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Excellent trip report, all of it! I sea we need to go back, missed some things. Great kite Mike, I'm smiling as I write. Mine would be made out of bottles though, and would probably swing around and knock me out.
Again, great trip & pictures!! Thanks for posting it...

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Posted: 10/23/09 07:25am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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BudweiserBeerCan Kite


...I love it !! [emoticon] Great report, and super pix!

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I love that area and plan to get back up there in the spring. Thanks for the motivation in starting to plan!

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I always find last minute trips to be the best. Wish my wife would jump at the chance to go camping when ever I ask. Though, thinking about it I would never be home.

Great pics, thanks for sharing.


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Posted: 10/23/09 08:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like your pictures. Is that how you cast your line out.

Bud Light kite cast, 200 to 300 yards when the wind is right? Looks like fun!


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Beer cans flatten out into great salmon dodgers when in a pinch. Chumming with beer is not allowed in the special rules.
Nice trip for a kwickii. Been wanting to stay at the place. Been there but only on day trips.

Thanks for posting.
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That is a good place to visit and enjoy the changes and sights. I like staying at the harbor sites as well. Nice Chinese restuarant there. Good boat launches in that town. Not far from Tacoma. Enjoyed the PICS, you had fun...that is what it is all about! THX Capt PJ


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