Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The PBY Memorial Foundation Naval History Center in Oak Harbor
South of Anacortes on Whidbey Island is the town of Oak Harbor, so we took a look down there to see what we might find. Of course, Rick wanted to check out the harbor area and we were surprised to find a active Naval Air Station base. Plus, there was a sign for a naval museum! All Right!
We pulled up to the guard gate and was directed to the museum site, which was easy to find by this PBY Catalina aircraft outside. Rick, naturally, was delighted with this turn of events!
Before we went to the museum, we saw this huge boat ramp and Rick mentioned that this was the biggest boat ramp he had ever seen. Turns out that this was used by the PBY aircraft -- no wonder it was so big!