September 7-9, 2018
We had discovered to our great dismay that the welds made on the Jeep in Whitehorse had not held. Rather than drive back to Whitehorse, we took the car to a Jeep dealer in Tacoma who discovered an unrepaired weld higher in the engine than we or the welder had been able to see. It seemed like a good time to explore the Olympic Peninsula but, because of the Labor Day holiday, we were only able to get a 2-day reservation in Port Angeles on the peninsula. Jane followed Dave in a rental Jeep from the dealer, stopping for lunch with a friend she had met while training as a provider with Relationship Development Intervention. Dave drove on to the campground and set up the coach.
We were set to do some exploring.
One rainy day (wait, they were ALL rainy days), we were exploring on the Peninsula and stopped in at a county park on the Strait of Juan de Fuca (the strait separates the U.S. and Canada). We were surprised to find a border patrol agent stationed at the boat ramp there, but we enjoyed talking with him for a few minutes and appreciate his efforts to protect us from rogue Canadians attempting to enter the country from Vancouver Island.