Wednesday, July 11, 2007


With yesterday's travails behind us (was my bad luck somehow transfered to the hapless gent who drove into the drugstore?), we regrouped with our eldest son and headed north toward Mount Baker and Mount Shuksan. Stopping in Bellingham, a port city about ninety miles north of Seattle, we wandered about in the manner of Mad Dogs and Englishmen- out in the noon-day sun- in an all-time record heat (it was only 97°.) We explored the marina, with its acres of "dinghies", then returned to the downtown area to enjoy sandwiches, pastries and coffee at a charming French Bakery. Suitably refreshed, then it was onward to the towns of Maple Falls and Glacier. We'd explore the real glacier tomorrow, but this night we would dine at Graham's, a restaurant which Clark Gable frequented while shooting the movie Call of the Wild in the 1930's. We then set up a "base camp" in a cute little cottage, complete with an outdoor hot tub under the towering western red cedars. As dusk approached we undertook a short jaunt to Nooksak Falls, which was raging with the snow-melt waters. Tomorrow we would hike up past the tree-line, to meet the source of this torrent:

By Professor Batty


Blogger Sharon Spotbottom said...

It's just like being there!

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