Friday, October 22, 2010

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what can I say about our day today!..spectacular..special..fun..perfect?.. all of the above?…that would be a resounding YES!

Our day started with a ferry ride to the San Juan Islands and our destination for today was Friday Harbour…and a tour of the island…

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today the mission was to capture Gordon in a photo taking a photo…we tried numerous times..

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the ride was about an hour long.. a peaceful ferry ride..port of call is Friday Harbour on San Juan Island..the island is about 55 square miles in size….and home to many little shops, galleries  and restaurants…and whale watching vantage points…

Our time was limited so we headed for a drive to Lime Kiln Point State Park..not disappointed …a light house…a great view..madrone trees..and a photo taking competition…hey, your hand is shaking..is that a tremor I see!!.??

our first trail we took led us to the Lime Kiln LIghthouse..the last lighthouse in the United States to be automated..

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the next trail we took was to the ‘ever elusive whale watching area..we walked through the forest for about 300 yards ..through the trees..the Pacific Madrone’s are quite numerous in this area…IMG_3949IMG_3947

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oh.please Dad ..can’t I go swimming..all this water and here I sit on the wall??..what the heck????..there ain’t no stinkin whales in there??

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come on Gord…the bus is leaving..and it is a long swim back to the mainland!!..don’t you have enough pictures yet???..I know..just one more….

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our original plan was to drive to Roche Harbour but since we were on a time restriction we headed back towards town for lunch…the Rocky Bay Cafe..

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if only being in the ‘dog house’ involved going for a ride in this beauty!!??

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Heading back to Anacortes.. our short day on the beautiful island is done…we will be back to this great spot one day soon….there is so much more to see…and one visit is not enough…

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our day is not quite done…dinner for four  at our little cottage..smoked salmon, cream cheese and crackers for an appetizer…some beverages…dinner?..cesar salad..lasagna…garlic bread and marionberry pie and hagen daz vanilla ice cream for dessert…

the cost of our day?

the ferry ride?. $72.50

exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest..free

time spent with our special travelling friends..creating great memories..priceless…

did I win the photo taking contest?..probably not?..going to have to check out the ‘wiseman’s  journal and see what he came up with??

6 comments:

  1. your photo's ~ awesomely priceless to me!

    i'm still jealous, but we did get to see whales ~ nanenanenanee! better luck next time (i know you'll be back!)

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  2. I loved your pictures and your story! It sounds like a fine day was had by all. That lighthouse is pretty spectacular. Roche Harbor is a nice place to visit, too. I'm sure you will be back to the San Juans in the future, as will we!

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  3. I don't know who won the contest, but your photos are fine--very fine. Be proud. Looks like you had an outstanding day.

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  4. What is that stuff growing on Gordon's face?? :)

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  5. A great trip. It is always better when it includes a boat ride.

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