Making our way home from the Olympic Peninsula following a week of camping, clamming, crabbing, searching out sea glass, hiking and visiting with friends, a hiccup occurred that was way beyond our control.
As I wrote this, I was sitting in my travel trailer at the Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center. The leveling blocks were in place, the tongue jack was down, the radio is playing and we just finished lunch. We were watching other disrupted travelers coming and going, studying maps, talking with others and taking note of their repulsion at the less than pleasant portable toilets situated behind the visitor center.
The reason we were parked and leveled here is the Hood Canal Bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world, was closed due to vehicle traffic with no estimation on when it might reopen. Apparently there was a serious vehicle accident that involved the draw span of the bridge, which was stuck in the open position. Alternative routes involved taking a ferry or driving around via non-RV friendly Hwy 101. Both options would require significant time, ferry fees or fuel to complete. So here we sat checking the Washington Department of Transportation website, watching and waiting for the bridge to reopen.
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We would have felt a little less comfortable, however, being in an ordinary vehicle. With our RV, we were glad we had our own bathroom, food, entertainment, and power, so we could comfortably wait out the closure. I completed some blogging with plenty of time to still take it easy after a long and relaxing vacation.
In the next few installments, I will share the activities we have enjoyed this past week on the Olympic Peninsula. Hopefully, we will be home by then.
Being stranded by a broken bridge, just another adventure in RVing!
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