We camped at Birch Bay Thousand Trails in Blaine, Washington. While we were camping at Birch Bay Thousand Trails we walked the Blaine Peace Arch Volksmarch. We found the start box at Big Al’s Diner. Then walked to Peace Arch State Park. It was surprising seeing the border so close to us. The Peace Arch is a monument near the Westernmost point of the Canada-United State border. On top of the Peace Arch are the words, “Children of a Common Mother.” Inside the Peace Arch are the words, “May These Gates Never Be Closed.”
Then, we walked to the Blaine Harbor and Marine Dr. The views were lovely. The volksmarch was well organized by NW Tulip Trekkers. Thank You, for a wonderful walk NW Tulip Trekkers.
The next day we attended the Drayton Harbor Days Festival Street Fair & Maritime Celebration in Blaine, Washington. The Harbor Days event had a model ship exhibit, steamboat exhibit and the local artist sold their wares near the marina.
Our big event while camping at Birch Bay Thousand Trails was a volksmarch with the NW Tulip Trekkers. The event was at Lake Padden in Bellingham, WA. I found this group on meetup.com. The lake was a nice place to walk. Kevin and I did the 5k event. The NW Tulip Trekkers were friendly and well-organized.
Thats it for our Blaine Washington adventures.
Next, Kevin and I camped at Mt Vernon Thousand Trails to do some volksmarching, see Mukilteo Lighthouse, Ft Casey and explore the local farmers markets.