Wednesday, April 19, 2017

We went on a Cruise!!

San Juan Islands, Washington
April 18th, 2017

A friend had suggested that we take the ferry from Anacortes, WA around the San Juan Islands. We found out that, as seniors, we could ride all day for $6 each. And we could take Timmy. BONUS!! A sunny day was forecast, so we packed up a picnic lunch and got on the ferry around 10.30 am and our first leg was across to Lopez Island - such a beautiful island. Check the web site, then Shaw Island. We did not get off at those two stops as there is nothing to see without transport further onto the islands. Then on to Orcas Island where we got off and had our picnic lunch while we waited for the ferry to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. We wandered around Friday Harbor for a couple of hours, had a good cup of coffee and chatted to some people as we waited for the ferry to go back to Anacortes.  We discovered that there is a Lavender Farm on San Juan Island called Pelindaba Lavender...and yes, South African friends, it is founded and owned by a South African! We had seen a Pelindaba store in La Conner and wondered if they were South African. You can read the history of Pelindaba HERE

A good day was had by us two. Timmy was not too happy with the movement and the vibration of the ferry. We could also have gone on to Sidney, Vancouver Island, Canada for just $9 each. What a deal!

Enjoy our Photos.

Setting out from Anacortes

The wind and choppiness didn't stop the sail boat

Loading the ferry with cars

Very comfortable inside


Michael and Timmy on the front deck

Our wake

A perfect day to go cruising

Hoping to see some wildlife. I saw one seal and that was all.

Coming in to Orcas Island

Our lunch spot

View from the picnic table

Pelindaba Lavender store in La Conner

Good usage of old Bank stone

Loading for Friday Harbor

Ferry Terminal

Michael and Timmy taking shelter from the wind

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Store on Friday Harbor

Africa Sailing Adventure?

Mural on the outside of the Whale Museum.


Marina on Friday Harbor

Marina boardwalk

Seal Sculpture

Nice condos on the waterfront

Park near the marina

Indian stuff

Plaque about the coastal Native People

Rain moving in as we head home.
What a wonderful day we had. Thanks for coming along on our adventure.


  1. Glad to see you were making the most of your trip home. Great Pictures.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful cruise ship, like the pprices too.

  3. Kay and I will have to remember because we love a nice cruise around a harbor. Great pictures.