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.