stillhowlyn's travels 2010 travel blog

Escapees Evergreen Coho Park

Activities include pot lucks...

....and brown bag auctions!

And rock-pile art!

Ship docks in Port Angeles!

Lavender fields in Sequim!

Hood Canal Bridge, near Port Ludlow!

We were forced out of paradise at the Point Hudson Marina due to a 14 day limit and have retreated here to the Escapees park in nearby Chimacum. We'll stay a week, practice our social skills, and recharge our batteries...literally, this being the first time we have been "plugged-in" to electricity and water since Eugene. And we need a rotisserie fix with a couple of Cornish game hens in the freezer just waiting to be roasted, plus doing laundry is much more convenient and cheaper! Thinking positive....

The park is full to overflowing with visitors and lease-holders, many fleeing the hot temps of parts further east. Lots of nice people, pleasant surroundings, activities, very reasonable rates; but a week will be enough and then we can head back to the marina in town through the 22nd.

The weather has been a mixed bag of cool foggy mornings and sunny afternoons, until today. It has now started raining and is cold to the point of having to dig out a portable heater. Forget about wearing any summer clothes, we're now unpacking the rain and winter gear. Everything sitting outside, rug, chairs, awnings are all wet and the jeep is leaking like a sieve. Mold will soon be growing! This is when we pull out the map and start thinking about lower latitudes and being grateful for our mobility.

A few outings thus far. Apart from a trip to Costco and a drive south along the inlet to Port Ludlow and the Hood Canal Bridge, we spent a pleasant afternoon with our friend, Walter. We first met Walt about 7 years ago in the Anza Borrego Desert where he entertained us with conspiracy theories and One World government dicta. He's also a darn good herbalist and natural medicine practitioner and introduced us to "brown powder", which he bought in bulk from feed stores. This magic potion was said to be a powerful immune booster and in recent years has been marketed as EpiCor and becoming quite expensive. We seriously have not had a cold or flu in years and we spend a lot of time around the grandkids who are carriers of every germ known to man!

Walt summers here in the northwest, usually in Sequim. He treated us to a great lunch at his favorite Chinese restaurant where we were also serenaded by a wonderful lady who played marvelous piano music. Later we drove out to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge on the Strait of Juan de Fuca for a walkabout and ended with a trip to Sunny Farms, a true old fashioned country store.

So the week has passed and we now move back to our front row seat on the marine highway in Port Townsend!

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