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August 30, 2004

Big Boeing

Day 10. After a leasurely breakfast we headed south to drive the length of Whidbey Island the longest island in the USA. We zig-zagged around a bit to see the coast and eventually arrived at Clinton at the south east...

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August 29, 2004

Whidbey Island

Day 9. In the morning we headed down to the seafront in Oak Harbor - the biggest town by far on Whidbey Island and the home of a Naval Base....

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August 28, 2004

North Cascades NP

Day 8. After a hearty western breakfast in Winthrop, in the sun, at the side of the main street, we set off along route 20 towards North Cascades National Park. The Methow valley becomes steeper sided and starts to climb...

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August 27, 2004

Wild West Winthrop

Day 7. Yet another blazing hot day and we hit the early morning trail yodelling for all we were worth leaving the mock Bavaria behind for the authentic wilds of washington ahead. We headed north up the eastern flank of...

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August 25, 2004

Northern Exposure

Day 5 and we hit the road again. Heading east we drove along the side of the Columbia River Gorge. As we travelled the landscape became more parched and brown as we reached The Dalles. The Dalles is effectively on...

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August 24, 2004

Columbia River Gorge

Our third morning in America saw us sleeping in a little better as we acclimatised to the 8 hours time difference between the west coast and home. No great rush today as we were staying in Hood River for a...

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August 23, 2004

Mt St Helens

Up early again thanks to the jet lag still in evidence on our second morning, and off to see volcano number two Mt St Helens. When planning the trip I'd initially been undecided about if we should drive right up...

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August 22, 2004

Mt Rainier

Rising early the following morning thanks to jet lag we set off for Mount Rainier national park. Once we were clear of the urban sprawl of Seattle / Tacoma the pristine wilderness opened up in front of us and as...

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August 21, 2004

Arrival in Seattle

A long day spent travelling. Leeds - London, London - Chicago, Chicago - Seattle. After having picked up our wheels at Seatac airport (a Ford Freestar minivan) we arrived at our Motel just south of Seattle at around six thirty...

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