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Yippee! On the 11th we found a park on the other side of Anacortes that had a (one) spot we'd fit into. Sobering to see how few spots in the campground were large enough, and ours is just a 26' RV. However, what a beautiful site and a lovely time. The rest of the loop we were on was largely empty, so it was almost as private as our back yard. ;-)
Bay View State Park is near Padilla Bay, but doesn't actually have a view of it. But it does have the word 'View' in its name, so that's nice.
Everything worked fine until I tried to use the microwave/convection oven to make scones. Boy did that thing get hot. Then it stopped working entirely, and I thought I'd killed it. The scones were truly hard as rocks. I should have thought harder about the situation when they rose to full height within 90 seconds of entering oven. We figured we were into a multi-hundred dollar repair, but in fact, the oven worked fine by the next day. But we'll never use it to bake again.
Oh, there were no campfires or even charcoal allowed at the campground, and we only had steaks for dinner. So Fred made a dash over to Twin Bridges (a few miles away) to grab the Coleman off the boat. (Handy, huh?)
So now we know what it's like to have to pull up stakes when you need to go somewhere. Not terrible, but not ideal.
With that, here is a comprehensive set of photos of the View in the real outdoors. Shiny.