I'm staying in Friday Harbor, the largest town--not that there's much competition--on San Juan Island. My friends live on a 50 foot Hatteras, which even as I type here on the bridge is rocking back and forth gently in the marina.
Today we drove their Piaggio 150-cc scooters all over the island, making a lunch stop at Roche Harbor. I left my cameras behind today so that I could absorb the experience rather than record it, but trust me when I tell you that this is beautiful country.
At one of our stops a lady said, "people around here have either three houses or three jobs, guess which one I am!" This is definitely not an island on which the lower middle class can afford to live!