Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring Break in the San Juans

I hope you all didn't miss us too much while we took a short trip and had a house guest for spring break. I'll share a few piccies with you of our trip to Friday Harbor, WA so that you can understand why I didn't bother to get my computer out even once.


This is the small rocky beach that was on the property we stayed at. Looking out, you see some of the other islands in the San Juans. When we first arrived, there was a harbor seal in these waters, waiting to welcome us. We saw him or her a couple times more during our trip.


Z, being an almost ten year old boy, found a spot up a tree to sit and ... play Gameboy. After a while of doing that, he threw rocks into the ocean.


It was gorgeous the entire time we were there, with only a few morning clouds followed by pristine blue skies the rest of each day.


One day we drove to British Camp (a.k.a. English Camp) and hiked up to the top of Young Hill.


The view from the top was stunning.


Another day, we went out to the lighthouse at Lime Kiln State Park. Sadly, the orcas have been in more southern waters recently so we didn't get to see any.


It was a great, last minute Spring Break trip and it was hard to come back home. This is a place we keep going back to every couple of years and will continue to do so probably for the rest of our lives.

Missing the peace and beauty,
K

9 comments:

  1. Wow - what a gorgeous, gorgeous place.

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  2. I have been there! I am from California, but Washington may have to be my favorite state. My boyfriend's hometown is in Seattle. The first time I went to Orcas Island, I fell in LOVE! I can not wait to go back again.

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    1. I think the thing I like the most is that even though they're small islands, you feel like there's lots of open space and you can get away to somewhere quiet anytime you want. I hope you do go back soon!

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  3. Wow, sounds like an amazing trip. Did you read loads of books, or am I the only freak who reads tons of books every time she goes camping? :P

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    1. We were there for basically four days and I read two books. :)

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  4. Hey, you were almost in my neighbourhood! Best place in the world, IMHO. (And I'm trying to remember when that nice weather was . . .)

    Next time you'll have to come a bit further north. :) ('Cause, you know, the weather just gets better the further north you come!)

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    1. It is somehow always gorgeous when I go to Vancouver/Victoria/San Juans. I had a conference once in Vancouver and it was pouring rain and cold but every other time has been great! I think that time was bad because I didn't choose the timing myself. ;)

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