It had been a few years since I last made it up to Orcas Island
For the annual camping trip known as Smugglers Run.
The days leading up to making the decision whether or not
I would be able make it up where kind of nerve racking.
Taking a day off from work wasn't an option.
Leaving after work on a Friday and trying to make my way by Shuttle
Up to Anacortes to catch a Ferry was looking grim.
That's when I remembered, the Airport down the street
From the Scott Stamnes Memorial Skatepark.
I remembered the stories of a few older skater's
That would fly to the Orcas Island
Skate, Hike & Camp for the weekend and then fly back.
So after a few phone calls, I had to make the decision,
"Am I Gonna Do This..?!" I kept asking myself.
The whole while completely psyching myself out...
At this point I had been spending two days deliberating
The process of how I was going to make it happen.
Shuttle/Ferry or Fly out of Boeing Feild?
I don't usually do well with Airplanes, but I started to get exited
About the idea of just flying to the island on a little Cessna Caravan Plane
And cutting out the 6-8 hour stressed out Shuttle/Ferry ride
To A measly 45 Minute Plane Ride.
That's when I decided "Fuck it, I'm Doin It!"
Best decision I've made in a long time.
|11 AM Saturday Morning..|
|It's Like A Go-Cart With Wings...|
|Cessna Caravan & Grand Caravan Wheel Plane|
|And.. We're Off!|
|I Have Always Wanted To See The City From This Vantage Point!|
|So Close To The Captain & Co Pilot Seats, Almost Felt Like I Could Fly It, Haha..|
|Dial It In...|
|Flying Between Two Layers Of Clouds..|
|San Juan Islands|
|San Juan Islands|
|Friday Harbour Layover.. "Don't Fuck Up!"|
|Tools Of The Trade..|
|Flip The Switch..|
If You Lookk Closely, You Can See A Bee On The Paperwork Next To The Headset
Good thing I saw it in Time To Tell The Captain Before He Put Em On!
|Now That, Is How You Can Tell An Old Plane From The Newer Planes..|
|Hello, Orcas Island!|
|East Sound Airport|
|Saw This Fella On The Walk To The Park..|
|Scott Stamnes Memorial Skatepark, Orcas Island.|
|This Friggn Guy.. Phelps!|
|Killer, Orca Whale Drawing..!|
|It Was A Beautiful Day..|
|PNW Is Best..|
|Erick And Benny Chillin..|
|Eric Gonzales Board Slidin...|
|Shawn Bishop Carvin It Up..|
|Lib-Tech Rider Mike Swearingen Backside Transfer|
|Lib-Tech Rider Mike Swearingen Frontside Indy Shifty|
|Lib-Tech Rider Blair Habenicht Fronside Five O..|
|No Booze For You..|
|Lib-Tech Rider Mike Swearingen Backside Handplant Hip Transfer|
|The Trek To The Lake..|
|"I Got A Bad Feeling About This.." - Jim|
|Best Camp Site, Ever..|
|Ayy.. We're Campin Over Here..|
|The Wind Down..|
|Good Ol' Campfire Popcorn..|
|Warming Up With Breakfast..|
|Next Lake Here We Come..|
|Where The D&D Dragons Roam..|
|If You Hang It They Will Swing Off Of It Into The Water..|
|Jim Was On Fire Both Days..|
|The Romance Ferry..|
|Who Say's White Kids Can't Jump..|
|They've Come A Long Way..|
|Other Than All Of The Bee's, Perfect 31.5 Hour Trip!|
|Packed And Waiting..|
|The Plane was Full On The Ride Back..|
|One Of The Lakes That We Were At Earlier..|
|San Juan Islands With Mt. Hood In The Background..|
|I'm Telling Ya, Go-Cart With Wings..|
|I Deem You "Elephant Of The Penis Island"..|
|I've Decided That All Cars Need Wings..|
|From Ballard To The U-District, Crazy View..|
|Chinatown To Bellevue, Nice Day To Fly..|
|King County International Airport..|
|The Long Walk Home.. Hello Georgetown.|
|Cat Palace 6:30 PM Sunday Afternoon..|
Thanks For Reading!