Travel Blogs from Bellingham, United States

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LABOR DAY, OUR SUMMER ENDS, Bellingham, United States travel blog

LABOR DAY, OUR SUMMER ENDS

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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Adam was so happy to be back in the United States, he ran. We were in an intimate college town in Washington state. The bars had just closed. And frat-boy Adam, as he did best, was drinking. He revealed to us that when he drinks, one of the ...

Cute little Bellingham!, Bellingham, United States travel blog

Cute little Bellingham!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... cafe that had some home made soup, and of course, being on the West coast still, unable to avoid having a coffee. Apparently, Bellingham has more coffee shops per square mile than any other place on the planet! My host is Bellingham, Emily, is ...

Border Run, Just outside of Bellingham, United States travel blog

Border Run

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Theres something so fun about living right near a border, its great fun saying "Im off to another country for the weekend" and doing that. Even if its just because I forgot to hand my visa waiver form back in last time and so we had to do a border ...

Monday 18 August, Bellingham, United States travel blog

Monday 18 August

A travel blog entry by manningnz

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Monday 18th August   We left after breakfast and drove up to Bellingham which is about 10 miles from the Canadian border.  This was to be our last day in the states. As the weather was terrible we decided to go to a mall.  We found a ...

Blown up over the US border, Bellingham, United States travel blog

Blown up over the US border

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... cramped back seat. Destination: The U.S. I hadnīt really contemplated a dash over the border, but when offered a day trip to Bellingham for some reason I jumped at it. Possibly it was my lack of planning for Vancouver. Maybe I really did want to see ...

Border Crossing!, Bellingham, United States travel blog

Border Crossing!

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... (about a 2 hour trip from Vancouver, with added time on for Customs stop), very green and rainy. Apparently a popular sport in Bellingham is frisbee golf, which is just how it sounds. I couldnt get a round in though as it wouldnt stop raining. Next ...

Insurance and survey , Bellingham, United States travel blog

Insurance and survey

A travel blog entry by engele

So now we are at the point where we need to have some fun on the boat. She is ready to sail around the islands and is seaworthy enough to float, sail and not sink (even in weather).  Now for the bad news. Several systems are not hooked up yet. The ...

Delivery!!!, Bellingham, United States travel blog

Delivery!!!

A travel blog entry by engele

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... They are a great livaboard. My first task was to get the water out and seal her up. I made makeshift widow and hatch covers out of old pieces of plywood and duct taped plastic over the windows where the tape wood stick in the wet rain of Bellingham ...

The Engine, Bellingham, United States travel blog

The Engine

A travel blog entry by engele

... ;that she ran fine, but leaked oil like a sieve and after the expense he had into it was drawing the line. I got her up to Bellingham and into the garage and started to set her up for a bench run. We spent about three nights working on her before we were ...

Exhaust Elbow, Bellingham, United States travel blog

Exhaust Elbow

A travel blog entry by engele

After some bit of research I decided that I was not going to find an elbow at a reasonable price here in town. I've fabricated our elbow out of galvanized pipe and I've purchased new exhaust hose. We've put bottom paint on and the Cutlass is in. All of ...

The Sprit, Bellingham, United States travel blog

The Sprit

A travel blog entry by engele

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I had already sanded off the sprit and drilled out some of the bolts that had broken off when we removed it. Last weekend Ashley and I took the sprit inside where it was warm and primed it for paint. We shall see how the primer holds up. It is supposed ...

Sunday: running, beach, Samish outlook, potluck!, Bellingham, United States travel blog

Sunday: running, beach, Samish outlook, potluck!

A travel blog entry by oostfrank

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God has decided a long long time ago that Sunday was a day of rest. You wouldn't do to many things and you would certainly not work, right? Well.. This Sunday was extremely busy, but great fun. I've done a lot of things! It started all with running in ...

First day of school and.. Soccer practice!, Bellingham, United States travel blog

First day of school and.. Soccer practice!

A travel blog entry by oostfrank

Today was an important day. I would see my fellow students again, we would attend our first classes and I would go to Reed (Tina's hostbrother) his soccer practice session, which was at the college soccer field. I met my fellow students in a room in the ...

Hills, Woods, Burgers and Friends, Bellingham, United States travel blog

Hills, Woods, Burgers and Friends

A travel blog entry by oostfrank

... a bit and took some rest. Around the end of the afternoon I went to the docks with Tom to buy freshly caught salmon. Bellingham and salmon have a close connection and the upcoming weeks I'll probably find out why. We also went to a 'campstore' which sold ...

Exploring Bellingham, Lynden and the scary lake, Bellingham, United States travel blog

Exploring Bellingham, Lynden and the scary lake

A travel blog entry by oostfrank

... hatch, the young salmon are raised for approx. 6 months until they can survive in the regular water. We walked around Bellingham, seeing the museum, an amazing painting on the wall of Rocket Donuts (fancy donut place), the popular shopping street and the ...

Swimming, first classes and tiredness., Bellingham, United States travel blog

Swimming, first classes and tiredness.

A travel blog entry by oostfrank

On Tuesday I had my first classes on WCC. The first one was about the 'Interdisciplinary approach to learning' and the second one was about local Geology. But before this all happened I went for a swim with my hostfather! Tom and I left the house about ...

Moving the Motor Mounts, Bellingham, United States travel blog

Moving the Motor Mounts

A travel blog entry by engele

Last weekend I drilled out and new holes for the motor mounts. The brackets on the new engine sit just wide enough that the old mount points will not work. In any case what started as a quick job turned into a real mess when I broke the tap off in the ...

A Weekend in the Bellingham Sun, Bellingham, United States travel blog

A Weekend in the Bellingham Sun

A travel blog entry by emma122

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... Iowa for four months during school it was great to be back. I took the Greyhound from Everett on Friday afternoon and arrived in Bellingham at about 3:30. The ride itself was fun and great for people watching. I sat next to a middle-aged guy with a ...

We leave Canada today . . ., Bellingham, United States travel blog

We leave Canada today . . .

A travel blog entry by hartmann

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We left Nanaimo this morning at 9:30 and arrived back in the US at 5:00 pm - bodies of water and Homeland Security adds of lot of time to travel. We waited about 2 hours for the ferry in Nanaimo, but we were able to finish our book on tape! The weather ...

Back in the USA, Bellingham, United States travel blog

Back in the USA

A travel blog entry by robnraystravels

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... lots of vehicles travelling south, they say it can sometimes take an hour so we were lucky. Camped at Walmart at Bellingham. Ray is glad we are back in the States, fuel is much cheaper as well as a lot of other things, especially his root beer that he has ...

Sprit cont., Windlass, Lifelines,  Engine Coupling, Bellingham, United States travel blog

Sprit cont., Windlass, Lifelines, Engine Coupling

A travel blog entry by engele

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Well, After painting, cutting the plastic base for the sprit and getting it all ready to bolt on I realized that the windlass bolts would not align in a way where we would be able to access them. So that held us of from getting the sprit on the boat ...

Over a year since an update..., Bellingham WA, United States travel blog

Over a year since an update...

A travel blog entry by engele

... as bright as I have ever seen. It was amazing. The next morning we headed for home and cleared customs with a warning in Bellingham. Apparently they have changed the procedure and you now need more paperwork in advance to clear unless you go to Friday or ...

Topside paint, Bellingham, United States travel blog

Topside paint

A travel blog entry by engele

I found a deal on interlux brightside topside paint, so we decided to paint the topsides of Silver in Flag Blue. The first coat didn't work because we didn't think it enough and we ended up with large brush strokes, the second was fine, but the third ...

The Bottom, Bellingham, United States travel blog

The Bottom

A travel blog entry by engele

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The bottom proved to be a very big job. We tried to get away with minimal sanding, but the more I got into it the more I felt we needed to do. I ground out the blisters and filled them with fairing filler and epoxy, and after months of after work sanding ...

The Launch, Bellingham, United States travel blog

The Launch

A travel blog entry by engele

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Well, We did it. The boat has been launched. It took a bit of work, but I did manage to get a survey and insurance so we would be able to put her in the marina. After working of a few more details we launched the boat. She did not leak. Amazingly. I ...

Church, lake fragrance and T-bone steak!, Bellingham, United States travel blog

Church, lake fragrance and T-bone steak!

A travel blog entry by oostfrank

Dear Lazy Sunday, I wish we met today, but unfortunately we didn't. Will we meet next Sunday? Perhaps you can bring some cookies and funny stories with you. Miss you. Frank Today was no lazy Sunday at all. I woke up around 8.30, ate some breakfast and ...

The Journey Begins, Bellingham, United States travel blog

The Journey Begins

A travel blog entry by travelbuggie

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I am on the Amtrak train and just crossed the border into the USA! We arrive in Bellingham in a few minutes, and then we will explore and go to the mall and onwards to the airport. Plans may have to change a bit though now that I fully realise the ...

"The Magic is in the Hole"

A travel blog entry by jessanja

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... till our return. This left the car with more space for when we camp. We said our goodbye's and climbed into Shelby towards Bellingham, WA where i am now typing this with music by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros playing in the background; "Our ...

Time Flies, Bellingham WA, United States travel blog

Time Flies

A travel blog entry by engele

We now have cabinet faces ready for staining and finishing. Aluminum windows are pretty much complete, with one left and a bit more butyl rubber needed for another. The Espar heater is 90% installed, with only the last bit of wiring for the control box ...

Day #7 ...back to civilization, Bellingham, United States travel blog

Day #7 ...back to civilization

A travel blog entry by lmkuehnl

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... nbsp;    Back to civilization today….or at least traffic, fast food and big cities……. Arriving in Bellingham on schedule....there must be a German running the schedule on these ferries.  I've never seen a more on-time ...

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