We parked here at the Swinomish Lodge and Casino RV park which is located a bit east of Anacortes and Whidbey Island. During our car road trip in 2014 we spent a few days in nearby Oak Harbor.
We took a day trip from here, heading east to North Cascades National Park. This park contains some of America’s most beautiful mountain scenery. The mountains are not the tallest but with jagged peaks, cascading waterfalls, glaciers and sheer-walled cliffs there is ample dramatic beauty. We hiked the Thunder Knob Trail which afforded awesome views of Diablo Lake and the peaks beyond.
On another day we drove out to Whidbey Island and re-visited Oak Harbor and Coupeville. We had to treat ourselves to the steamed mussels at Toby’s Tavern in Coupeville. These are Penn Cove mussels which are grown right here in Coupeville.
Next stop: Hope, British Columbia