7 results found for July, 2012

Hurricane Ridge

Hurricane Ridge

After catching a ferry back to Anacortes from the San Juan Islands, we decided that the next phase of our trip would be the exploration of the Olympic Peninsula.  Known for it’s beautiful mountains and rainforest, we set out in pursuit of yet another ferry which would drop us off in Port Townsend, Washington. My […]

Rainy Kayak

Rainy Kayak

The next morning we were slated to begin our two day kayak trip. Unfortunately, the first sound of the morning was rain pouring down on our tents. Ben and I normally deal with rain by staying snugly inside the tent until it lets up, but with an appointment to meet our kayaking guide, we packed […]

San Juan Island

San Juan Island

After our beautiful ride through the night, we decided to give it a shot in the light.  We plotted a short ride from Snug Harbor to Lime Kiln – which is the premiere land-based whale watching site on the island. The ride turned out to be remarkably hilly – much more so than the route […]

Night Ride to Snug Harbor

Night Ride to Snug Harbor

After rainy, cloudy Seattle we were surprised to see blue skies open up as we headed north.  The trees became thicker and taller alongside the road, and the whole world seemed cheerier.  The nice weather didn’t make up for the fact that we were running late, though.  We raced down the interstate and through Anacortes […]

Better Weather

Better Weather

Our trip back to Mosquito Harbor was a completely different experience from the drizzling cold, rainy, rolling ocean the day before.  The sun was out and it was a pleasant temperature.  We made our way back, followed by an occasional seal. We also caught the current southward, making for some easy paddling. There were no […]

Trapeze Seattle

Trapeze Seattle

One of the best parts of visiting some of the larger cities in the states is the availability of flying trapeze rigs.  Seattle didn’t disappoint, and by my sister Caroline’s request we took a class.  Upon arriving at the rig, I couldn’t help but laugh at the age demographics of our 6 classmates.  Every single […]

Seattle

Seattle

To kick off our trip to the San Juan Islands, we spent some time in Seattle.  The weather was refreshingly cool and rainy – two things we are missing particularly sorely this summer in Utah.     Donned in our long sleeves and rain gear, we ventured around Pikes Market and some of the beaches […]