Visiting the San Juans During the Quiet Months
I am banking on this one. That my family will have these trips imprinted in their hearts. Maybe not the details but the feeling. Getting away together, away from our daily grind and chores - oh the whines. Finding joy in searching for sea creatures well past dark. Strolling down the brick lane to get hot fresh donuts. Acting out dreamed up adventures among historic landmarks. Not even having wifi, gasp. Making due with Uno, and the belly laughs that deck of cards produces. To breathe in the sea air, to revel in the history, and ponder what the future holds.
For us getting away to San Juan Island is the perfect reset, and calm before the holiday storm.
Almost anyone in the PNW knows that the San Juan Islands are a magnificent gift that mother nature has given us. The little secret is that the
Some of our other favorite San Juan Island highlights...
We always visit the San Juan Island Food Coop for
Tasting at San Juan Island Distillery. Particularly their gin. During the
We always try to adventure out to Lime Kiln Point State Park lighthouse, which just turned 100 in June of 2019! Stopping at the old lime kiln sights along the way, wondering about the brick-makers and the adventures they may have had. There's nothing quite like that Salish Sea air, except adding an Orca pod sighting. That is nature's majesty at it's very best.
One of our very favorite family traditions is walking the docks at Roche Harbor after dark. With the backdrop of the Resort all aglow with holiday lights, trying to decide which boat wins for best in
Attending the Island Lights Festival activities.