Short update: After a 2 week vacation with my wife Jill in the Pacific Northwest I am now resuming my bike journey South along the Pacific Coast. We spent time kayaking and hiking on and around Vancouver Island, the San Juan Islands, the Olympic NP and Mt. Rainier NP. Except for the rainy beginning we enjoyed the sunny weather so typical for August in this area.
We also rented a tandem bicycle on San Juan to explore the Island, a popular bike destination. One highlight was a ride to the West Coast (Lime Kiln State Park) where we got to see many Orcas passing by at various distances to our shore line, the closest maybe 200m away from where we were watching. We had seen dolphins on our tandem rides in Florida, but seeing Orcas in the wild here in the Haro Straight between San Juan Island and Victoria on Vancouver Island was a real treat. Also nice sunset mood from the South end of San Juan (near American Camp).
Today I’m taking care of some errands and then will be leaving the Seattle area in the afternoon. Look for more Blog updates in the next couple of days.