We will be coming from Jasper, Alberta. We will have 5 days to spare for this leg of the travel.
Last minute change of plans due to fires in Galcier and I'm trying to scramble to figure out an awesome end to the trip.
I've never been to any SJ islands--so, not sure where or what to expect. Rustic plan is to ferry to one of the islands, stay overnight, ferry to Port Townsend the next day. From there we will drive thru Olympic NP and stay at Lake Quinnault before heading to Portland.
BUT....what to do?? Which island is the best for a dad and daughter with a dog. My dad just recovered from intense chemo so his hiking ability isn't the strongest. More of sight seeing, casual walks, food/drink, animal watching, lots of R&R, and peacefulness.
Can we travel from Bellingham or Vancouver on ferry with car and dog, or is it better to go to Anacortes? Once we are on either San Juan or Orcas, is there a ferry from there to Port Townsend that takes cars or must we ferry back to Anacortes and then drive to Port Townsend?
Any info is helpful, as I'm starting from square 1 with very little planning time to research. Thanks a bunch!!