Monday, June 25, 2012

Friday Harbor

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!


Anonymous said...

Did you see the camel on the road between Friday and Roche?

My family had the wonderful experience of seeing a pod of orcas at Lime Kiln Lighthouse a couple of years ago. The went back and forth in front of us for over an hour.

PeggyU said...

Can't afford to live there either. That's why you live on the mainland and vacation over there. ;)

Darren said...

I saw no camels but we stopped at an alpaca farm. Didn't see any whales at Lime Kiln, either, but we heard that 2 pods weren't far away.