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May 14, 2019 - Birch Bay, Blaine

We drove over to see Birch Bay today past miles of raspberry farms. It is just south of Blaine, WA. where you can cross into Canada towards Vancouver and Victoria Island. When the tide is out, this is a very popular clamming spot for both sea birds and people alike. There are fire rings and picnic tables available for cooking up your clams and chowing down. The beach is full of washed up logs but you are not permitted to gather wood for your fire. It was a bit of of gloomy, grey day but we still enjoyed the views of the bay. Then we began a...

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Aug 14, 2016 - Birch Bay

The single biggest reason for our journey north to Birch Bay was a chance to see our friends, Marie and Ron Peterse, whom we met on our first trip to Los Berriles, Mexico. We last saw them two years ago when they drove down to meet us in Bellingham. This time we are farther north and closer to their home in Langley, BC. We originally considered driving to Langley, but since they have a special pass that enables quick border crossings, decided instead to let them come to us. As is always the case with Marie and Ron we had a great time...

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Sep 16, 2015 - Birch Bay, Washington

So here we are, about as far north and west as you can get in the lower 48. We vacationed in this area many, many years ago and wanted to come back and visit Vancouver, Canada, among other things. The campground we stayed in had very nice facilities, adult pool and family pool, well stocked camp store, large club house, etc., but the actual sites were pretty bad. They were narrow, dirty, unpaved and just generally in bad shape. In addition, they did not assign sites; they told us to drive around until we found a site and then let them know...

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Jul 8, 2013 - Birch Bay Sunset!

Finally made it to Birch Bay for evening shots. Cloudless, the sky lacked "vapor" to add prism-color, but I'm satisfied. Mostly, I'm thankful for the boat we saw moored close to shore, as it added interest, reflecting the sun's amber rays. The whole shoreline can be walked in less than 10 to 15 minutes and is incredibly calm. A man on skiis could be seen in the distance, but much too far to catch with a 200 m lens. Jodi and Aaron would have been amazed to see tonight's empty, calm streets. Oh my goodness, the difference between today and...

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Jul 3, 2013 - Relaxing at Birch Bay

Birch Bay RV Park, Blaine, WA Wednesday, July 3, 2013 8:00 pm PDT Happy 4th of July. I had a really good get together with my friend Maureen in Kelso. We had dinner together one evening followed bya martini-tasting and appetizers Happy Hour 2 days later. The dinner was really good but the martini-tasting was even better. The restaurant serves even better appetizers than meals and the martinis (mostly made with flavored vodka and various liquors) were delicious. Unfortunately, the weather has been mostly rainy. It was sunny when I arrived...

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2013 Summer Tour

Sep 5, 2011 - Back in the USA

After another good breakfast with the Beard family, we headed back to the U.S.A. When we returned, BART was waiting quietly. We turned everything back on and all seemed to be working properly. Dan got out and read the manuals for the power control circuitry. Unfortunately, turning off all of the power when we left erased the energy management computer's memory and destroyed any evidence of what might have caused the generator to start on its own. What is particularly ironic is that this happened the ONLY time that we have ever left BART...

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2011 Northwest Trip

Sep 2, 2011 - Anacortes, WA to Birch Bay, WA

Today we drove from Anacortes to Birch Bay, WA. It was a very short drive (only about an hour and a half). We're staying in Birch Bay because it is only a few miles from the Canadian border, and we are going to leave BART at the campground and drive the car to Canada to visit with friends for a couple nights. Nothing much to report on this short drive today.

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2011 Northwest Trip

Aug 18, 2011 - Birch Bay, WA Temp 75

We made the short trip off Whidbey Island and up Interstate 5 to Blaine (just short of the Canadian border). The RV park was a disaster. It was packed and even though we had reservations, we were told to find our own site. Using the car, we cruised the park - 272 sites on numerous lanes. It was packed. One camper was packing up, so we stopped to take their place. Sorry - it was already claimed by the camper next door and their site was too small for a 40 footer. We came across an open site and pulled in to claim it. Sorry - it had a note...

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Jul 24, 2011 - Day 54 - Company for Lunch

Great day! Put the mayonnaise on the potatoes, celery and onions that had been soaking in garlic-basil grape-seed oil since Friday and the potato salad was ready. Donna and Rico arrived about 1pm on their beautiful Harley-Davidson Motorcycle. They had a nice cool ride up to Birch Bay. We chatted and visited and talked about their vacation to Jamaica to celebrate their anniversary and our trip to Costa Rica. Then we barbecued hamburgers and enjoyed a relaxed meal. After lunch we walked down to the beach. The weather was beautiful, you could...

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Jul 16, 2011 - Day 46 - Same rain

Rain yesterday and today, sitting around reading and playing indoors. Hopefully it will improve some. Ventured out between rain storms. Went to Lynden to the Sprint store and had my phone reset and upgraded, hopefully it will help the issues I have had. We then went back to the mall in Bellingham, to get a new battery for Jay's watch. As you can imagine, it was jammed with people avoiding the rain. Then we went to Ferndale, WA and had dinner at a cute little Mexican restaurant. Wondered if we had made the right choice when we saw blowup...

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Jul 14, 2011 - Day 44 - Happy Anniversary to US

Today is our anniversary. We were married 39 years ago - July 14, 1972. We had a quiet rainy morning. Hung out at the RV and in the afternoon we headed down to Bellingham, WA to a mall. Big mall we walked it looking for a place to replace Jay's battery in his watch. Finally found a store and the repairman was not in today. Oh, well we will have to go back another day. Then we stopped at a local restaurant for Italian food to celebrate our day and then headed home to sort through the mail that arrived today from our forwarding service....

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Jul 12, 2011 - Day 42 - Hanging out at Lighthouse by the Bay

The weatherman said that it would rain today and for the next 3 days. Still waiting. But, we needed a day to lay low, can't be on the go every day. Jay has explored the area on his bike twice today and has been reading a mystery on our new Kindle. I LOVE the Kindle! I am reading Michael Waltrip's new book and Jay is reading a new novel by Nick Russell "Big Lake". I have "Bossy Pants" by Tina Fey waiting for me to read. So I sorted and organized all the tourist information we have collected into three groups - California, Oregon and...

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