2018 DNCB Outings


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Wednesday May 2, 2018
DNCB Outing No. 2018-18 to WHIDBEY ISLAND

• Leave Petra’s at 7am.

• Leave Peace Arch parking lot at 7:30am.  (The parking lot is on Canadian side of border – just before the duty free turn right onto Beach Road – exit 1 – then left into the Peace Arch Park parking lot).

• Bring a picnic lunch.  No fruit, vegetables or meat.  Or buy something for lunch after crossing the border (e.g. Safeway in Oak Harbor).

Our first stop will be the Port Townsend – Keystone ferry terminal at Coupeville which is one hour and 46 minutes from Blaine.

• Follow I-5 to Hwy 20 West (exit 230).
• Follow Hwy 20 past Anacortes to the Keystone Ferry Terminal (for Port Townsend ferry).

• On Highway 20, when approaching Anacortes, watch for the left turn to stay on Highway 20.

It says Turn left for Oak Harbour and Port Townsend Ferry.

THE MAIN ROAD GOES INTO ANACORTES, SO IT IS EASY TO MISS THAT LEFT TURN.

• Later, when you are approaching Coupeville, you can either follow the signs to Port Townsend Ferry by staying on Highway 20, or take the shorter route by turning right onto Main St which becomes S Engle Rd and also goes to the ferry.  There is lots of free parking around the ferry.

Here is a Google map

• We will take the 10:15 ferry to Port Townsend as foot passengers.  35 minutes each way.  Often see Guillemots, Murres, Auklets and loons from the ferry.  We will take the same ferry back at 11.

Buy 2 single tickets.  Fare each way is $1.65 for seniors and $3.35 for adults.

• After returning on the ferry, we will bird Keystone Spit, Crockett Lake and the trail to Fort Casey.

Then visit Fort Casey State Park and Deception Pass State Park (Cranberry Lake & West Beach).  For state parks each car will need to buy a Discover Pass ($10 day pass or a $30 annual pass).

Here is a Google map

See DNCB Outing No. 2017-42 to Deception Pass & Whidbey Island WA



Wednesday May 9, 2018
DNCB Outing No. 2018-19 to TENNANT LAKE AND WHATCOM MUSEUM

Leave Petra’s at 7:30

Meet at Blaine Marina about 8:15 (on left side of Marine Drive – by the washrooms and the last walkway down to the boats). We can look for grebes in breeding plumage.

Drive to Tennant Lake Fragrance Garden (5200 Nielsen Rd in Ferndale) – 20 minutes from Blaine – take I-5 to exit 262 – right on Main St/Axton Rd – left on Hovander Rd – right on Nielsen Rd.

Some may have lunch in Ferndale at Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant 5694 3rd Ave (right off Main St).

Some may want to go to the Hall of Birds exhibit at Whatcom Museum in Bellingham (121 Prospect St) – 20 minutes from Ferndale – museum hours 12-5 – adults $10 – seniors $8.
https://www.whatcommuseum.org/exhibition/hall-of-birds/
Here are Google maps:

Google Map 1      Google Map 2

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