The evergreen State
Trip Start May 27, 2010
9Trip End Sep 10, 2010
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Where I stayed
bellingham RV Park
Beautiful one day raining the next, if you stand still enough in WS they say you will rust!
But there is a positive side, green everywhere, beautiful forests, gardens, lakes and rivers .
I am walking in a reserve within the city district for my training, around a lake and over a number of hills I can do 10km's without changing tracks, so with my backpack loaded to the brim about 25kilos I have been setting off and doing my stuff
I am staying in the RV(not a van,photo) I have copped some flak over saying that, it is 45 feet long I have my own bedroom so my soft gargle at night does not disturb anyone, of course the car is towed behind.
Next door is a RV he tows a Mercedes 250 sl sports, but drinks beer.
Ron and Jeanette my hosts and cousins are spoiling me rotton, until last week we had never met but blood lines never lie and Jeanette my cousin on my mothers side is a true Mould, good looking, intelligent, well you know where I am coming from!!
Ron the captain of the RV is a retired Colonel from the US Air Force and what he knows about fishing, thats inland fishing lakes, streams etc is unbelievable. Ron carries two inflatables about 20 rods and two hundred flies everything is handmade.
Ron and Jeanette will be taking me to Kimberly Canada where I will be fly fishing and landing big salmon, well maybe!!!
We went to Mt Baker following the Nooksack river, its many and varied rapids and falls, were appearing periodically and majically between the heavily wooded valleys and ravines
Ron was salivating as he told me what fish were there to be caught but we were heading to the top of Mt Baker to test my boots out(more about them later).
There are a lot of casinos, each Indian tribe has a casino on their reservation,the closest being "The Nooksack People, the Indians are totally self sufficient and have their own laws,police force, taxes etc so middle america are paying their dues through the slot machines, poker etc and all you can eat buffetts.
Today I went to Seattle, and visited REI the equivalent in Aussie is Anaconda but add 4 floors I thought I had died and gone to heaven, but also I felt like slashing my wrists as the prices were half what I payed in Australia.
After I recovered Ron and I had lunch at The Crab Pot on the waterfront this is one hell of a great restaurant and very reasonably priced for what you get and what service. Talking about service, it continually amazes me how service oriented the yanks are it is very nice
It is friday and as I am missing my 9 hole and dinner back home we are out for more atlantic salmon and of course a few ales. It takes me 30 minutes to get a drink here, boutique bewerys are everywhere and the selection is vast, so I better go start.
Best Regards to all
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