Watching the ferry from Orcas Hotel. 5 August 2022 Olympus XA2/Fujicolor 200 Hello friends. It's been a few weeks since Emee and I got back from our week-long bike excursion to the San Juan Islands and the Skagit Valley. Overall, it was a great trip. We stayed at hotels/Airbnbs the whole time, meaning we could... Continue Reading →
Hello, folks. I'll soon have some photos and also a wrap-up/reflections post. But for now, enjoy this journal comix report of my recent San Juan Islands Tour!
Emee on the ferry, from our 2019 San Juans Trip After my first bike overnight trip to the cabins at Stub Stewart in February, I was getting the itch for more bike camping. I even wondered if 2022 could be similar to my 2012, where I had lots of overnights and tours. But besides a... Continue Reading →
Camping at Ainsworth SP in the Gorge, 15 June 2022. Ricohflex Dia/Kodak Gold 200 We're just a couple days away from the start of July. If it's not too hot (or too smoky) July through September marks the best time to bike tour here in the Pacific Northwest--long, dry, warm days. Spring typically isn't a... Continue Reading →
By Evan Derickson (with some mods by me) https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42838685 Hello all. It's been a few days since Emee and I returned from our week long excursion to the Puget Sound. It was overall a decent trip! I always love going to the Skagit Valley and the San Juan Islands and this time didn't disappoint. Observations:... Continue Reading →
https://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanadventureleaguepdx/30058042236/in/album-72157673202148621/lightbox/ From my 2016 trip Summer is in full effect. Time to get out there and explore the Northwest! Today Emee and I are taking the train north to Mount Vernon, Washington, where we'll spend the night. Then we ride west to Anacortes, hop a ferry, and spend a few days in the San Juan... Continue Reading →
Hello friends, even though it's still oh-so-damp outside, better weather is just around the corner. And now it's time for me to start thinking about all those bike tours and camping trips I want to do. I haven't done much this year so far, just the camping trip in January to Battle Ground Lake and... Continue Reading →
Hello friends! It's time for another bike adventure! This evening, Sunday September 25, I will board Amtrak and head north to Seattle. After spending the night, I'll hop on the ferry (Victoria Clipper) and head to Vancouver Island! I'll be spending a day in Victoria, then do a loop on the SE part of the... Continue Reading →