Port Townsend Via Ferry To Fort Casey State Park, Washington

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 21st year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 4 miles from the Jefferson County Fairground Campground to Fort Casey State Park at Coupeville, Washington. Along the way I took a 5 mile, 30 minute ferry ride as part of the trip. The last time I remember the motorhome being on a ferry was in March, 2010 while crossing the Mississippi River.


I’ll depart here Wednesday.


(Note: I’m currently a little discombobulated right now. My normal mode is to blog what I experienced yesterday. Right now, I’m several blogs behind my experiences. I expect to be back in my normal mode within a month.)



As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…




The below Google earth shows yesterday’s travel location. The “F” is the fairground location where I started my day…






The day started with the sun trying to break through the fog over the water…






I was about one hour early, so I parked along the waterfront and enjoyed the views while I waited…






The ferry before the one I had a reservation on arrives…






In the mean while…





















The ferry before mine departs…






I proceeded to the toll booth and paid my $70.40 fare. I was given this tag to put in my windshield once I shut off my propane tank…






My ferry arrives…






The ferry handles the largest of vehicles…






I was the first vehicle to board the ferry, hence I ended up with a great seat to view the crossing…






Here we go…






About half way across, I got bombed by a seagull. I had time to clean it before we arrived…






On a hazy morning, I got a glimpse of Mount Baker about 60 miles distant…






Approaching the landing, I got a view of the campground where I’ll spend the next two nights…






The breakwater is on the right of the docking area…






All most there…






Nearer now…






The frothing water comes from the backing engine to slow our forward progress…






Entering Fort Casey State Park…






On the way to my campsite I got a view of the ferry on which I had just arrived…






At my campsite, the view out of the windshield…






My camping site…






And the usual dinette window view…





Later in the morning, I tromped all over Fort Casey and took a bunch of photos which I’ll show in future blog postings.




Bonus Photo: Last evening about one hour before sunset, I climbed the hill into Fort Casey to view the sunset. Here’s a teaser photo, you’ll see the rest of the photos in a blog posting about one month from now…











I hope you enjoyed the photos!





YIKES!!!! The forecast for Mary’s location in California for the next four days is 105+ degrees! It’s why I am where I am!!!!


Yesterday was sunny and 72 degrees. Forecast for today is sunny and 70 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

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