Saturday, May 13, 2006

Some days you should just stay in bed.....

KeeWee and I got everything loaded into the RV last night in preparation for our trek over to the Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club's "Fun Steel" match today. We got up bright (well, maybe KeeWee) and early and headed down the road.

Since we live on an island, we rely on either a bridge or a couple of different car ferries to get to the mainland, otherwise called "Heading over to America". The only bridge takes us off the island in the wrong direction to get to the match, so we were limited to the Keystone-Port Townsend ferry to get us off the island and to the Olympic Peninsula. A short drive from there gets us to the Hood Canal Floating Bridge, which gets us to the Kitsap peninsula. From there it's an easy drive to the range.

The earliest ferry in the morning is 7:15, and it gets to Port Townsend at 7:45. The match starts at 9am., so we only have an hour and fifteen minutes to get there, and it's just over an hour's drive. Close, but do-able! I factored in some extra time to get to the ferry dock a little earlier than normal, since the weather forecast was good, and the tourist season was getting underway.

What I did not know, however, was that the town of Sequim (pronounced SKWIM) also on the Olympic Peninsula, was having a festival and a tractor meet of some sort. The ferry was mostly filled up with trucks pulling low-boys loaded with antique tractors! There wasn't enough room for all the cars and the trucks too, and it's first come first served, so we, and forty or fifty other cars, didn't make the boat. Next boat: an hour and a half later. So much for the Kitsap shoot.

We drove to Coupeville, which was only a few miles, and had breakfast. After breakfast we decided to drive up to the Oak Harbor Sportsman's club to see if they had any matches on today. We did. They didn't.

So we headed back home.

Like I said, some days you should just stay in bed.......


At Sunday, May 14, 2006 3:16:00 AM, Anonymous Dragonfly said...

So the boat was rocking to
the other shore!!
Just as well you didn,t pay
the ferryman up front. LOL!!


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