Going to meet Jana at her studio. Maybe she’ll teach me her smoke rings song.
If I can get the jet ringing out of my ears! Last day in Rhodie State Park. Had a great conversation with a local named Bill. He mentioned there use to be a caretaker who lived on site at this campground. He camps in his van, very simply. Collects leaves for bouquets and sells them to florists for a little spending money. Rhodie State Park is right close to Naval airstrip he explained regarding the waves of sonic booms. Jana says this is controlled at Federal level. There is a campaign by locals to ban the jet runs.
Started out the day with text message saying ferry service to Port Townsend for day was cancelled. Bad news. Grabbed the map and began revising agenda. I could go North, back up through Deception Pass and ‘round Mountain Loop through North Cascades. I was about to take off on new course when I called Washington State Ferry info. Word up; ferry service just started again! No lineup and I could get in on the 2:45 instead of my reservation at 3:30. I ended up getting to Port Townsend an hour earlier than planned!
Fort Wardon State Park campground was full. Staying at nearby Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Grass area with full hookups. No privacy. Got a party of noisy girls next to me. Can turn up TV to not have to process their dumbass comments. They are here for horse riding event. JP is staring at me like he wants to walk. Need to find some trails around here to walk dogs. Theres an undeveloped lake I can check out. Do you have a blog to share with me?
This adventure is a mystery since I really don’t know when and where I’m going.
Today I’ll stroll through Port Townsend and take it in. Tonight I’ll check the map for next destination.
This would be a great place to live in the summer. From what I’ve gathered
winter can be worse here than midwest. Had a few drinks with a Townsend native who turns out to have grown up in Maple Valley, near where I grew up. Tried some of the smoothest whiskey ever; Basil Hayden's Kentucky Bourbon. I’ve made a reservation at Dosewallips State Park for four nights. Near Sequim Bay in Brinnon. I'll check if it's true what they say about Sequim rainfall.
It’s drizzling in Port Townsend today. May get my first experience packing up in rain. This campsite has filled overnight. I’m ready to roll west.
Need to start looking into boondocking. Camping in state parks is too expensive as an every night expense. If I can boondock for a week of every month I can bring that rent down. Remote solitude is something I need to experience more. I hope to accomplish this for 2 weeks at a time.