Neal Freeland

Engineering/marketing manager, family guy. My personal blog with a few work thoughts mixed in.

Sequim camping

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Sequim Bay is a quiet spot on the north end of the Olympic penninsula. A large curving sand bar spit makes the bay more like a large lake, with only a small opening onto the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the saltiness of the water, and the tidal flows making the distinction clear. The Thistle fleet held our district championships there last weekend, and the verdant fir and pine, clear sun, and crabbing made for a great venue.

It was also our first camping trip with the kids. The logistics of moving all the stuff to support caring for a 1 and 2 year old are daunting, and Julia did an amazing job. We literally had pages of checklists, including a big tent, aero bed, two pack and play cribs and full course meals. Fortunately Nana came along to help. The kids both loved it, though I think next time we’ll try to go longer to make the logistical effort-to-relax-ratio a bit better.

  • Racing venue: John Wayne Marina (about 3 mi from Sequim campsite). There’s a restaurant at the marina and pay showers and laundry. Typically people leave their boats in the marina parking lot overnight. There is a small grassy hill that serves as a park right next to the marina and is a nice place to hang out in sunny weather.
  • Campsite. Sequim Bay State Park. Stay at the group campsite, or make own reservation. There are also a couple of hotels nearby.
  • Drive with ferry. Map. Here is the Edmonds/Kingston ferry schedule, but taking a boat trailer is expensive (fares).
  • Drive over bridge. If don’t want to take ferry, you can loop around the south over Tacoma Narrows bridge. Map. (Live Local was smart enough to recommend ferry, but couldn’t get directons over bridge so used Google).
  • Hike. Dungeness Spit.
  • Collection with more notes here.



Written by nealfreeland

July 10, 2006 at 11:36 pm

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