Saturday, April 5, 2008

Tourists Again

Last weekend we took the opportunity to visit Fort Casey which is across the Straight of Juan de Fuca from Fort Worden.

Our first stop was Deception Pass. In the late 1880's Ben Ure and Lawrence "Pirate" Kelly smuggled illegal Chinese immigrants through here. The bridge completed in 1935 spans 976 feet from Fidalgo Island to Whidbey Island. Parts of the 2002 horror movie The Ring were filmed in this area as well.

You can take a path that goes under part of the bridge structure down to the waters edge. It's quite a hike!

This is looking from the Whidbey Island side of Deception pass out in to the water. Further to the left is the Straight of Juan Fuca.
Fort Casey barracks.

Chris and BJ next to a WWII gun. These guns could be lowered below ground level so from the straight you could not see them.

This is part of the bunker in the bluff. From the water you don't even know anything is here. It's all hidden at ground level.

This gun was not original to Fort Casey but is the type of gun that was used here. This one and another was found in the Phillipeans.
Chris down in the corridors of the bunker.

Admirality Head lighthouse stands at Fort Casey just across the water from Fort Warden and the Point Wilson lighthouse. Built in 1861 and rebuilt in 1903. It's not in use today as an operating lighthouse but still a great opportunity to visit past history.

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