is what we were told.

Yesterday afternoon about 4:00 PM Mary and I went for a walk at our campground…Thousand Trails RV Resort in La Connor, Washington. Out of the 60 resorts in the system…Thousand Trails does not own the property on which this campground is situated…but leases it from the Swinomish Indian Tribe.

While on our walk I noticed a lot of vehicles parked on Lone Tree Point…and I knew what was going on…the one day every other year when the tribe harvests salmon from this location. Mary took this photo of me overlooking the scene…

I told Mary I could tell the tide was incoming and we should get closer to watch the proceedings which I had seen in past years. Gaining a better viewing point I got these photos…

Once the net is in on the shore..they throw the salmon into big bins to be hauled away by a truck. Here’s a short video showing the flying fish…watch the person on the far left taking pictures…that’s Mary getting in close to the action…

If the video does not work…click this link..

http://youtu.be/GO6SMVZl-Mk

While this is a one day every other year activity…it is a full day activity and they had four large bins on a truck ready to be hauled away.

Remember the first photo above? Well we watched the activities for perhaps 20 minutes and when we left the tide had indeed come in…the passage was now covered with water about 25 feet wide and ankle-deep! Since we had no other choice…in we went and walked back to our motorhome with soaking wet shoes and socks. No problem…by this morning they were all dried out and wearable once again.

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took the below photos. Between the brilliant noon-day sun and the fact that I didn’t have my glasses with me…and since it has no viewfinder…I used my new Sony DSCHX5V Digital Camera just as it’s described…as a “point and shoot” camera…and that’s all I did. With only slight cropping in Picasa 3…the photos are exactly as the camera took them.

Mary and I are camped at Thousand Trails RV Resort in La Connor, Washington. In past Blog entries I have posted a lot of photos from this beautiful location. Yesterday we just went out and wandered for about 45 minutes around this beautiful resort with 1/2 mile of waterfront on Puget Sound. Here are the results…

Finally a 180 degree panorama shot at low tide. You can left-click it to see a larger view…

I continue to be most pleased with my new camera. If it can take this quality of photos when I shooting blind…I’m wondering what it will do when I can see what I’m doing????  :)

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for the last three days and nights while we waited for the repairs to my Ford Bronco II transmission to be accomplished by my friend/mechanic Mike…here in Monroe, Washington.Mike did the work at his home only a couple of miles from here. This place belongs to the Fraternal Order of Eagles and has about six RV parking spots in a park-like setting along a small river. It’s been a very nice, peaceful and enjoyable stay only a short walking distance from the small downtown.

But the work is now completed and so this morning we’ll depart for Thousand Trails RV Resort in La Connor, Washington for a brief four-day stay. The weather lately has been just delightful…70-75 degrees…sunny with a few scattered clouds and a very pleasant gentle breeze. The Weather Wimp…as my life-partner Mary calls me…has been a very happy camper!  &lt):) cowboy

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Two days ago I arrived at this beautiful campground.

The park was probably built during the 1970′s and is located on land leased from the Swinomish Indian Tribe for 99 years. This area of Washington has always been one of my very favorite locations in all of the United States. The scenery is absolutely beautiful, the air is fresh and clean, it seldom gets too hot or cold, there are virtually no bugs or mosquitos and the people are very friendly. In 2001 and 2002 I worked here for the summer selling park memberships. I’ve been coming here for years and know the area very well. It’s my very favorite place to go to during the Summer…that’s why I keep returning.

Here’s a Google Earth view of the campground which is located on one-half mile of Puget Sound waterfront…

The approach to the park on Reservation Road is very pretty driving through a tunnel of trees…

Approaching the ranger station…

I ended up in one of my favorite sites tucked in among the trees near the water on a small loop road…

It took a bit of maneuvering to get the wide-body motorhome between the trees…

Here’s the view from the passenger side of the motorhome…

Looking to the left behind the trees is the family center from where I’m able to receive the Thousand Trails Wi-Fi Internet signal and save on my Verizon Air Card usage…

To the right are shuffleboard, horseshoe and volleyball courts and Puget Sound…

Here you can just see the motorhome in the trees from across the grass of the family center…

A little closer view…

I even have a little companion…a baby bunny rabbit. Here’s (s)he’s about 25 feet away. I took this shot through the motorhome kitchen window on a tripod at full-zoom of my camera…

In forthcoming Blog entries, I’ll show you lots more photos of this beautiful place.

To read all about this 319 camp-site, 111 acre park which Thousand Trails calls a Preserve, click this link…
https://www.thousandtrails.com/getaways/washington/laconner.asp

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
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