Anderson Island is the southernmost island in Puget Sound almost 8 miles square. Accessible by a 20-minute ferry ride from Steilacoom and home to just over 1,000 full time residents. I flew in to spend a few days catching up with my mom who moved here just over a year ago. This tiny island is so cute and a real throw back to yesterday. Neighbors looking out for neighbors. A single store/post office/coffee shop.
San Juan Island is another island on the opposite end of Puget Sound. We spend time here every summer with family and friends enjoying the beautiful area. The archipelago comprises over 400 islands and rocks, 128 of which are named, and over 478 miles of shoreline. But we tend to stick to our little piece of shoreline and watch the world go by and the sunset, enjoying every minute. With no RV and no car in the area it was easiest to catch a float plane from Seattle (my favorite mode of transportation).
TheGulf Islands are in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. I have been cruising this area with my dad for as long as I can remember. We had a great time visiting spots we hadn’t seen in years. Boat life isn’t that much different than RV life (except for the 800 gallon water tanks)! I met up with my Dad in Campbell River which required a ferry and rental car. This summer travel is beginning to cover every mode of transportation possible.
Bend We made it back to Bend as the smoke lifted from all the fires and the summer wrapped up. Topping off the late summer of crazy travel methods I went from Anacortes to Bend using a Greyhound Bus, light rail and an Amtrak Train. I am still partial to the RV as the most comfortable for travel. Catching up with friends in Bend has been a blast. Of course since we are technically home there is also the cleaning out of the storage unit and attending jury duty. Time to catch up on all that we have been ignoring since our last visit in January.