Camp Orkila Week

Getting the kids to Camp Orkila is a long day with the drive to Anacortes, the ferry ride to Orcas Island, the bus ride to camp is not a fun ordeal for the parents. For the kids’ week at Camp Orkila this year, we could take the boat straight to Camp Orkila and have a lot more fun doing it. So we took our kids plus Ohana, Bowie and Iris on the boat.

I spent the night on the boat the night before and got up at 6am and prepared the boat so we could leave as early as possible. Everyone started arriving just before 7am and we got everyone on board and left the dock at 7:30am, went straight through the Locks and after a very foggy and slow trip through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, arrived at Camp Orkila just before 1pm.

Going through the small lock
Camp Orkila

After getting the kids registered, Gay and I took a slow cruise to Deer Harbor to spend the night.

The next day, we went to Roche Harbor for two nights. The first night, Gay’s cousin and his wife, who were staying at their vacation house on Henry Island, came over to Roche for dinner with us.

We went back to Orkila for a night and to drop our crab pots, then to Eastsound for a night where we had dinner at the Outlook Inn.

Eastsound Bay on Orcas Island

The next day, we went around the east side of Orcas Island and north to Sucia Island for a night. The next morning, we continued our circumnavigation of Orcas back to Orkila to pick up the kids.

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