August, 2002


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WA Journaling

It took two ferry rides to get to Orcas Island in the San Juans, where we drove up to Mt. Constitution, the highest point in this island chain at 2,409 feet. There's no way to describe the beauty of this view - to say stunning is a gross understatement.
From there you can climb the stairs of an old fire watch tower that looks like a tiny castle. The treasure of the view from there includes the sparkling Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges where Mount Rainier and Mount Baker poke their majestic heads out.
The San Juan Islands, the Canadian Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island all lay like precious jewels resting on the velvet blue of Puget Sound.
This was the view from a lodge on the island where we ate lunch.
The quaint Victorian harbor: Port Townsend