Saturday, November 23, 2013

A Brisk Day on San Juan Island

It's cold and clear and sunny.  It's a perfect day to walk onto the ferry and go to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. (Even better?  Walk-ons are free between islands!)  On these clear days Mt. Baker will be out and showing off her snowy splendor.

And it's an opportunity to go to the bead store, the yarn store, and hopefully the museum.  Of course, my family will have their own choices and shops they want to peruse.

And yes, we could do all these things in the summer, with all the tourists.  But it's so much better in this off-season.  No crowds, quiet shops, and no lines at the restaurants. 

Walking onto the ferry makes me feel like such an islander. Hopefully this simple joy will never wear off.


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