As I write this, we’re camped at Bay View State Park near Mt. Vernon, Washington. However, we’ve spent the last four days at Widbey Island Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island in Washington State’s Puget Sound. While on Widbey Island, we kept getting “roaming” signals on our internet router, plus I got a text from Verizon that said “Welcome to Canada,” so I didn’t post anything for fear of incurring a large number of loonies. However, my mom asked me why I haven’t posted for a while, so it’s time I did.
Jim thought Cliffside, the Widbey Island Naval Air Station campground, was the nicest RV park we’ve stayed in. I’d agree, at least when it comes to private or military RV places. This RV park is brand new and every spot has a view of the Puget Sound.
Widbey Island is 30 miles northwest of Seattle. It’s the largest island in the Puget Sound and the fourth largest island in the lower 48. The naval base takes up most of the northern portion of the island and is definitely the nosiest of the military bases we’ve stayed at -- the fighter jets really roar out over the Sound. But this is, after all, a Navy Air Base.
While staying at the base, we strolled through the Widbey Island towns of Oak Harbor and Coupeville; toured nearby Fidalgo Island’s Anacortes, and took the ferry to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Then this morning we left the base and made a short (30 mile) trip to Bay View State Park.