...this is the kind of stuff I'd post on it.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Long weekend on Lopez Island

Grace and I took a long weekend to spend some time on Lopez Island, and we had a fantastic time.  It wasn't a bike camping trip, since early April is still pretty dicey weather-wise.  We ended up staying in a great little modern house and just bringing the bikes along.

image courtesy of visitsanjuans.com

There was a HUUUGE wind/rain storm Friday night that made us feel certain that the entire island would be blown into Puget Sound, but other than that, the weather was on our side.  Lopez is amazingly flat considering it's an island, and small (something like 15 miles by 8 miles) so the biking we did was pretty leisurely and relaxed.  There's really no traffic at all (at least during this time of year, when tourism is minimal), so every road on the island is a biking road.  We checked out some of the beaches and parks that are scattered around the island, and I made a mental note to come back to one of them for some future bike camping.

The island is pretty rural, and is full of wildlife and livestock as a result.  Over the course of a few days, we saw deer, cows, horses, goats, sheep, pheasants, emu(??), pigs, herons, bald eagles, and more hawks than we could shake a stick at.

The only downside to such a great getaway was how hard it made going back to work today.  **sigh**












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