Many of our local friends wonder why we have an RV when we live here. Most of them have boats. My arguments are that:
one lump of rock sticking out of the sea, with fir trees all over it, looks a lot like the others
at 14 knots and 14 gallons a hour (one friend's 38' cruiser) It takes a long time and a lot of gas to get from one rock to the next
you can't visit the Grand Canyon or Zion or New Mexico (or lots of other places) by boat.
Still and all, it's a nice place to live - we're on the south side of the ridge that separates Guemes Channel from Burrows Bay, directly south of the State Ferry terminal. It has an equable climate (it was 50F and sunny yesterday) and wonderful recreational opportunities. Suits us ex-pat Brits to a "T". My sister, who lives in the UK, says Anacortes is "where God goes on vacation".
Incidentally, we lived in Hampton, VA, 1971-74 when I worked for one of the engineering contractors at NASA-Langley.
Frank Damp -Anacortes, WA,(DW- Eileen)
ex-pat Brits (1968) and now ex-RVers, as of 08 Dec 14.