(Mostly) Lazy days in the San Juans

Most of the last few weeks we have enjoyed spectacular weather. There have been some smoky days and we had a day of rain, but otherwise the sun has been shining. The temperature at night has gotten pretty chilly, though, and it is apparent that summer is on it’s way out.

We have visited several places since we left Anacortes – Cypress Island (again), Clark Island, Friday Harbor, Turn Island, Garrison Bay, Stuart Island, Jones Island and now we are back in Friday Harbor. We have spent a long weekend here at the marina as guests of friends of ours and it has been really great. The summer crowds are gone and it has been nice to be able to take our time getting things done before we head out again.

Tomorrow we plan another stop in The San Juan Islands – Blind Bay on Shaw Island – before we head back to the Canadian Gulf Islands. It is likely that we will head back to the boatyard in two or three weeks depending on the weather etc. Although our time on the water was a bit shorter this year, we have enjoyed every moment! The three of us have been having a wonderful time together.

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We met up with our friend Ron at Cypress Island and had a good hike and a good time catching up.

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Eagle Harbor at Cypress Island – a very muddy beach. Charlie and I toughed it out but I was a mess!

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As I was saying….yuck

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Homemade eclipse watching tools

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Reed Lake on Cypress – very pretty place

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Lakefront property!

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We set up and used the sail kit that we got with our walker bay – fun!

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The Skipper in action

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Caught these red rock crabs at Clark Island – quite delicious!

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We bought clams and mussels in Wescott Bay. I had never cooked them before but they turned out really great! I’m a convert.

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We are trying out 4 of our new solar panels now. They are working great! We have two more to install (this is not the permanent mounting).

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Charging even on a cloudy day

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One of many beautiful sunsets. This is Reid Harbor on Stuart Island

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Jones island has deer all over the place and they are not shy.

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Scenes from Friday Harbor

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Scenes from Friday Harbor

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Saturday farmers market in Friday Harbor. We bought some fantastic tomatoes and cucumbers.

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These tomatoes were fantastic!

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Last night in Friday Harbor

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Fall is approaching

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