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Old 02-18-2015, 02:04 PM   #21
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I spent the first 2 nights @ Deception Pass in a back in sight. I figured it wasn't going to get any easier by waiting for the first back in sight. You can wait all you want, but at some point you have to pull the trigger and give it a try! Just be patient and don't get flustered by the lookers!
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Old 02-18-2015, 03:28 PM   #22
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You can wait all you want, but at some point you have to pull the trigger and give it a try! Just be patient and don't get flustered by the lookers!
I'm gonna be like "Hey ya'll, come here! Wanna see me make an ass out of myself?" Learning and making the occasional mistake is part of the fun.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:30 PM   #23
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Norma and I were in the area and drove through Bay View today.
The water is off, but there is a pipe bib on the restroom where you can fill your fresh tank.
There is a closed highway scale just before you turn off highway 20 onto Bayview-Edison road. You can pull in and weigh your rig if you have an interest.
Daffodils are up in at least one field...at the rate we're going weather-wise the tulips will be blooming next month and gone for the annual Tulip Festival in April
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:31 PM   #24
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Deception Pass does have some pull-thrus. When we checked in, first time ever pulling a trailer, and she offered a pull-thru, I took it. A few minutes later I watched two girls back a big trailer into a small spot on the first try.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:23 PM   #25
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Norma and I were in the area and drove through Bay View today.
The water is off, but there is a pipe bib on the restroom where you can fill your fresh tank.
There is a closed highway scale just before you turn off highway 20 onto Bayview-Edison road. You can pull in and weigh your rig if you have an interest.
Daffodils are up in at least one field...at the rate we're going weather-wise the tulips will be blooming next month and gone for the annual Tulip Festival in April
Paul, do you think the water will be on by March 20th? The Washington State Parks site doesn't say anything about it.
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Paul, do you think the water will be on by March 20th? The Washington State Parks site doesn't say anything about it.
Hi Ryan,
We didn't see any park staff to ask about it today & the host had their "Off Duty" sign out... I don't really know if they hold to a set schedule to de-winterized or watch the weather.
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We didn't see any park staff to ask about it today & the host had their "Off Duty" sign out... I don't really know if they hold to a set schedule to de-winterized or watch the weather.
Thanks Paul. I did find what I was looking for on a link about Park Alerts. Looks like water will be on come March:

Park Winterization - 11/10/14 - 2/28/15
During the winter months, the water is shut off in campsites 10 - 30 and the exterior faucets for cabins 1 - 6 for winterization. The water for interior use in cabins 5 and 6 remains available. The dump station is open, but there is no water for cleaning and rinsing. An exterior winter water supply will be available at the open restroom across from site 10.

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Old 02-19-2015, 08:17 PM   #28
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If it is warm (+10c) we will hit Deception pass at the start of the trip and if not we will come back on the way home

If it is cooler we will try Bayview for a night then head south for some of the wonderful Oregon sights ( Donna has left lots of clues for Oregon in the Archives).

As for backing up usually i am okay and hit the spot ..... once in a while however it is a disaster ( Maybe the directions i get or maybe my brian is out of gear)

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I am hoping to have two springs this year, one there and one here... please tell the flowers to hold off for 3 more weeks until we can get there.
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:25 AM   #29
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When you stay in Deception Pass, be sure to take a walk across that bridge. Yep. You go first.
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Old 05-24-2015, 01:21 AM   #30
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Sleepless in Deception Pass

We had a memorable night, or at least part of one, in Deception Pass many years ago (right around the time of the US offensive in Iraq).
We had just vacated the campfire & headed for sleep (in our Westfalia at the time), when the first plane flew overhead. Very low. Very loud. And then another. And another. And another . . . About every 90 seconds or so. For hours . . . When we gave up trying to sleep, and pulled out of the campground, along with pretty much every other camper, around 3AM, a very apologetic Washington Park ranger explained it. Seems Deception Pass is very near, & in the flight path for, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Periodically, the military conducts night (or day, too, for that matter) take-offs & landings practices. And, especially under the war conditions of the time, the military was obviously not going to give the public, or even Washington Parks, advance notice of the timing. So we endured hours of the navy's "top guns" overflying the campground at about 400 meters on full afterburners, continuously for hours, before bailing out.
Deception Pass is a beautiful spot, as we've found in several more trips through the area over the intervening years -- but we've never camped there again!
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