Friday, July 17, 2009

Motorbiking the Islands

Thoughts of my upcoming 3-day weekend are making it very difficult for me to work today. The sun is shining, the Bite of Seattle is outside my window, and a live salsa band is playing at Benaroya Hall tonight. I want to run around the International Fountion and celebrate life in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Early tomorrow morning David and I will leave on the motorcyle to Orcas Island. I found a "back way", which will be much more pleasant than going up I-5 to Anacortes. We'll ride the bike 45 minutes to Port Townsend, take the ferry to Whidbey Island, ride another hour to Anacortes where we'll go over Deception Pass. I've heard the ferry ride to the San Juan Islands is spectactular, and I think I'll die if I see some Orca Whales.

We are camping Saturday night with David's sister and brother-in-law, and may stay in a bed-and-breakfast on Sunday. I want to go hiking, boating, and to the top of Mount Constitution. I've never been to the San Juans before, have you? Do you have any tips for me? I plan on taking plenty of pictures, but I don't know when I'll be near a computer. Wish me luck! I'm the robocopreporter on the motorbike!


andrea said...

Sounds like so much fun! Have a great weekend!

Paula said...

I love Orcas Island - fond memories, though haven't been there for about 20 years. :-) Look forward to the report on how it is these days, hopefully photos, too!

abigail said...

good luck! You are going to have an amazing time. Oh how I miss the northwest!

Travis said...

east sound is FANTASTIC! ... but honestly all of Orcas is just my idea of heaven. have fun!