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... another major "Bay' Bridge to Washington State. My navigation system sent me east over the bridge but I went west along the water and the girl in the navigation system yelled 'Recalculating". This happens often. What a ride to Raymond, through wildlife estuaries, tidal ponds and rivers, twisties and attention getters galore.
Rolling into Raymond WA was another story. It was an Attention getter!! The bar/restaurant was scary...but, ...
... sported bathrooms, hot showers, and even a dedicated bicycle path right to the sandy shores. Kevin wanted to back to camp to rest and hangout, so we split up while I went to navigate the bustling harbor. The air was ripe with salt and fish, and the streets were busy with action. The strip was lined with novelty shops, bars, and fishing stores and locals were carting around overflowing crates of fresh seafood. I spotted a watchtower where you could climb 3 stories ...
... free to stop more along the way and see some cool stuff off the main road.
So on the drive today, I continued up the coast and of course it continued to be beautiful. I even passed the 45th parallel early on, which just reminded me of home! It does sort of look like Michigan here, although everything just seems to be on a bigger scale. Bigger trees, bigger hills/mountains, bigger body of water. Logging seems to be a major business up here, whole sides of ...
A Polynesian team is on board the ship
to teach us some cultural activities, prior to arriving on Easter
Island, and sailing toward French Polynesia. We have learned how to
make necklaces and bracelets from Kukui nuts, and we see the ladies
who made them, proudly wearing them around the ship. We also made
head crowns and corsages from real Ti leaves flown straight in from
Hawaii. During the afternoon, we have a choice of attending a
Ukulele class, Conch Shell ...
... juice to wash down the solid food. Oh, wait, a big egg omelet with
everything is coming! That's only for breakfast. Wait till you see
what they eat for lunch and dinner.
We also saw a few men with stacks of
eggs Benedict and sticky buns, their tummies sticking out too, like
watermelons. They look like they are going to compete for Mr Dunkin
Donuts 2014. None of them will be eliminated. They are all, in our
judgement, title holders. ...