Twanoh Campout

OK, 30 degrees, freezing fog on the deck…seems like perfect weather for a campout!  Enter Dave Duck, my lifelong friend to set up the event.  Dave had a brand new (1945) teardrop trailer he was dying to show off to us and Susan and I were long overdue to hear another retelling of all our favorite old Dave Duck stories, so off we went to Twanoh State Park, over on Hood Canal.  How about a few images from our travels:

Sailing out of a foggy Edmonds aboard the MV Spokane

Sailing out of a foggy Edmonds aboard the MV Spokane

Herring Gull kept a lookout from the bridge

Herring Gull kept a lookout from the bridge

We headed over to Port Orchard to link up with Dave.  The weather did clear just a bit but I don’t think it ever got much above freezing.  We had a beautiful crossing with the fog and the sun battling for a bigger slice of the sound.

Approaching Kingston

Approaching Kingston

Looking South

Looking South

The Marsh Hike

The Marsh Hike

Dave had a wheelbarrow full of firewood for me to load up and then we were on our way down the east side of the canal.  Just before the town of Belfair we bailed out for a little walk along the marsh at the top end of the canal.

Then it was on to our camp.  Have a peak at the Dave’s teardrop trailer:

1945 was a great year...

1945 was a great year...

Still Sporting the Original License Plate

Still Sporting the Original License Plate

Inside the back hatch

Inside the back hatch

Fire & Tea Time

Fire & Tea Time

Once we got settled I pretty much went on strike and insisted on a nice hot fire and a nice hot cup of tea.  Dave had a notion of getting some oysters but the tide just didn’t cooperate with him on this trip.  I got to say in all the years that I’ve known Dave Duck, he’s been my “go to” guy when it comes to fishing or foraging for you supper.  Guess we’d just have to live on what we had…steak, salad, shrimp, fresh veggies, cheese & crackers, grapes, and Junior Mints.

After my “work stoppage” it was off to the beach, and then a 2 1/2 mile hike up through the forest.

Madrona

Madrona

Last of the Salmon Run

Last of the Salmon Run

Twanoh Creek at Hood Canal

Twanoh Creek at Hood Canal

Hiking the Forest

Hiking the Forest

We had a wonderful hike.  Not surprisingly we didn’t see anyone else the whole day.  We got back to camp just as the sun was setting and stoked up the fire.  Dave figured he’d try to get the most out of the electricity he was paying for so he fired up everything he owned that had a plug.  Soon the back end of his teardrop trailer looked like a mine field of light, heaters, cords, radios…you name it!  The rest of the evening was devoted to story time around the fire and taking photos.

The Eurovan

The Eurovan

Moonlight on Hood Canal

Moonlight on Hood Canal

Susan and I sharing a campfire with our dear friend Dave Duck

Susan and I sharing a campfire with our dear friend Dave

Well we survived the frosty night.  Susan was actually pretty toasty with her new electric blanket cooking her in her sleeping bag.  In the morning Dave joined us in our van for coffee and breakfast, and then it was time to break camp and hit the road.  Thanks Dave Duck, see you soon.  Kat

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About Jeff Katzer

Welcome friends. I'm a cyclist, hiker, motorbike rider, kayaker, photographer, videographer, ukulele player, snowshoer, XC skier, and BEST of all - a grandpa. Somewhere in that list above you'll find the theme of the Adventure Journal.
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