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Old 06-24-2014, 10:50 PM
douglassmt douglassmt is offline
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Default San Juans & Victoria Part 3

Roche Harbor is a private airport and it is kind of funky, with a big swell in the middle of the runway.

The strip is plenty long and has nice places to park in the grass. It's a short 5-10 minute walk from the strip to the resort. You don't need to spend a bunch of time there but it is beautiful, very neat and well kept and the cafe has great coffee and donuts as well as a full menu. We enjoyed breakfast and walked around the docks before launching for Friday Harbor.

Friday Harbor is bigger than either Eastsound or Roche and seems more commercial. We planned on spending the rest of the day but ended up walking around and seeing the town then flying back to Orcas for dinner and another night of camping.

Right base to final for Friday Harbor, a nice airport with good transient tie downs.

Pics of the waterfront and ferry terminal

Friday Harbor from the air on our departure back to ORS for another night of camping:

After another quiet and restful night at ORS we launched on Sunday morning to see Victoria, another destination on our list....

Bryan Douglass
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