2011 Northwest Trip travel blog


The trail approaching the railway trestle.

Old portion of the railroad.



I was taking Bud & Ann Merle's advice!


One lonely bird standing on a rock.

Guess our neighbors are chilly!

Today was a cloudy, dreary day, and I wasn't feeling quite up to par, so we (well, I made the call) decided to wait until tomorrow to take the ferry to San Juan Island. Besides, the weather is supposed to be nicer tomorrow. So we stayed home and took care of a few things that needed attention. (Note: See how I'm referring to BART as "home" now? I've decided I could definitely be a full-timer!)

Dan fixed the furnace, which was only working in the living room, but not in the bathroom or bedroom. Now we have baseboard heat in all sections of BART. It's been cold at night, and it's nice to have the floor tiles warm when I step out of bed in the morning. The furnace heater is a lot more quiet than running the rooftop unit, and unless it's below 40 degrees or so, it will run on electricity like the rooftop unit. He also fixed a broken drawer, and cleaned and reorganized the storage bays to make it easier to get to the things we use most often.

I, even in my weakened state, cleaned the outside of BART because it was REALLY dirty. This kind of thing bothers me more than Dan, so I took it upon myself to do the job. Things are really close in this campground, and I was aware of our neighbor watching to see if I got the stuff on his picnic table wet. But I managed to finish the job without pissing him off - I think. :-)

I figured a little exercise might make me feel better, so I walked along the Tommy Thompson Trail in the opposite direction from where I went a couple days ago. It wasn't nearly as far, but was a pretty walk, ending along a former railway trestle.

"This recently completed, award-winning trail converted an abandoned 2,000-foot-long railroad trestle over Fidalgo Bay into a wide pedestrian/bike path. Although the trail begins at 11th Street across from the downtown Safeway (near Cap Sante marina), and travels along the shorefront behind the town of Anacortes, the best part (with the trestle) runs from the RV park across Weaverling Spit to March's Point. The trail was named for a local man who was a narrow-gauge railroad enthusiast."

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