Cliffside RV Park, NAS Whidbey Island
On Tuesday, September 27, we left Camano Island and traveled north then west to Whidbey Island. We made a reservation for 5 days at the Cliffside RV Park on the Naval Air Station. After checking in at the visitor center and getting our credentials to be on the base we proceeded to the park. Our site #7 is on the cliffs above the beach and has a 180º view looking southwest towards the Olympic National Park to the San Juan Islands looking northwest.
After we set up our site we took a walk along the beach looking out over the Strait of San Juan de Fuca. Periodically, the serenity of this beach is interrupted with the sound of Navy aircraft taking off, flying in the pattern and landing. Whidbey Island Naval Air Station is home to a number of different squadrons of the electronic countermeasure aircraft (EA-18G Growler) and patrol/reconnaissance aircraft (P-3C Orion and P-8 Poseidon). During parts of the day, it's like your own personal air show.
We anticipate some wonderful sunsets in our future. And maybe, if we are lucky, an Orca sighting. We are hoping and praying we get a chance to see these beautiful creatures.