I wanted to finish another Door County vacation post before the week ended, and I finally found some time to complete it! Luis and I did a ton of boating and exploring on our trip; our theory is that if we're going to visit somewhere new, we might as well see it and experience it.
We too a ferry over to Washington Island. It's a sizable island that sits right off the north coast of the Door County peninsula. We drove our car right onto the ferry and got out to explore the boat a little.
Once we docked, we wanted to drive around the island, but we were dangerously low on gas. We were told there was a station on the island, otherwise we wouldn't have taken our car onto the island with us. We drove...and drove... and drove... I started to fear that we missed it or that we plain wouldn't make it to the station before my car gave up. FINALLY we saw it and all was well.
When we got back on the Door peninsula, we drove to the town of Fish Creek and visited the state park. They have a viewing tower that you can climb up and see an incredible view.
I wouldn't call the tower rickety... but it was very windy the day we went up... so you could feel it slightly move and creak from the wind...
On our last day we went sailing on a chartered sailboat called the Edith M. Becker. It was such a great experience. We were able to see how they hoisted the sails and prepared the boat for sailing. In addition, one of the crew members played the violin, so we got to hear folk music during the entire excursion.