Burguiere '08 Westward Ho! travel blog


A beautiful city

Puget Sound

Towering pines

A tight fit

More buffalo burgers

It tasted as good as it looks.

Roe and Luke enjoying a day at the park.

Always in the mix

I'm cool!

I'm cool too.

I'm cold.

Sunset on Puget Sound

a.m. a different view

Luke is driving today

Just what they didn't need......sugar!

The ferry to Vancouver Island

San Juan Islands

A lot of fog in the morning.

Ferry landing on Vancouver Is., 25 mins to Victoria

A home on the water

Always ready for a picture - this is one of my favorites

Wide open sailing.


Free lance


Butchart Gardens..Steven took all these pics

She was ready again.










Yes, after 1 month on the road, we're STILL talking.






An amazing place

Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands


Mt Baker...from Anacortes

Sat 7/12. Packing up for our next adventure, we are beset by another calamity. When we arrived at Kilby and I unhooked the jeep, I foolishly did not properly secure the attaching pins. We need two, I could only find one. After searching for a half hour, we gave up. The ranger gave us directions to a hardware store in a town about 10 miles away, saying they would definitely have one, because the farmers use them all the time. Well he was right, they do use them all the time and the store was out of stock. However, the guy in the store went out of his way to fashion a bolt and locknut that worked just fine. The real treat was, he wouldn't let me pay for it! Roe was extremely happy, knowing that she wouldn't have to follow us all the way back home in the jeep!

On the road again, our next destination was Vancouver Island. We drove south, crossing the border at Sumas WA., and continued on to a state park in Anacortes, WA. The campground is located right on Puget Sound with a spectacular view of the San Juan Islands. We were camped among pine trees that were at least 100 ft tall, and ferns the size of a volkswagon. It looked like Jurassic Park. Steven and Deanna headed for the water, but quickly changed their mind when they put their feet in

Sun 7/13. We drove into town to get information on taking the ferry to Vancouver Is. Our only option was the 8 a.m. ferry, so we would have to wait until tomorrow. We spent the rest of the day at the beach where there was a huge playground and lots of kids.

Mon 7/14. Had the alarm set for 6 a.m. because we had to be at the ferry by 7 to insure a spot. It was a 2 ½ hour ride that took us through the San Juan Islands to Sidney, about 25 minutes north of Victoria. We drove into Victoria and along the coast, stopping to have lunch at a little bakery. Sandwiches made with hand carved fresh bread. Excellent!

We drove back toward Sidney and stopped to tour "Butchart Gardens". I had never heard of this place, but it is a "must see". Thousands of flowers, all in a formal garden setting. Begonias as big as dinner plates.

We got to the ferry about 5 for the 6 p.m. ride back to Anacortes. A long day.

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