Saturday, July 16, 2016

Friday Harbor

We traveled by ferry to the quaint town of Friday Harbor.  I loved everything we saw and did this day.  It was so picturesque.

Mt. Baker makes a stunning backdrop for pictures of this area.

Mt. Baker get ready for a close up!

That is Anacortes, Washington in the background, the port in which this particular ferry departs

A nest in the piling that is hold the pier in place.

Beth is getting a little better at taking selfies, not as  much chin.

We passed by Decautur,  Blakely,  Orcas, Shaw and Lopez Islands before arriving at San Juan Island, home to Friday Harbor

entering Friday Harbor

so charming

and delighful


so lovely

I love the color of the sail covers and bottom of this sailboat

more Friday Harbor boats

colorful buildings

two wacky sisters being greeted by this shop host

who wants a smmoooooccchhh?

Yes, I took a picture of a sign for Ace hardware.  I was impressed that there was a mom and pop hardware store here.

125 year old elm tree

Most beautiful sister under the 125 year old elm tree.

The underside of the elm tree.  I love the curving branches all twisty and pretty.

Flower boxes in front of a store

I've recently become fascinated by steam punk.  There were three lamps in this shop window.  This one of 'guts' was my favorite.

I took pictures of the books in the two bookstores we visited so I could come home and request them at my library for free.  I was particularly interested in "The Charms of Authur Pepper" and "The last Bookaneer"

And all of these might interest Sully

A little corner store who advertise in the window the goods you may find inside.

crackle paint worthy of a photo

a pretty building, color and all, especially the gable trim.

A picnic area on the way to the docks.

My gorgeous sister Eli

more scenic harbor


This little guy was hanging out next to the fish market~he looks like he is posing for pictures

fresh crab $9.99 a pound~ and these seemed large to me?


You can tell my husband may have influenced what I take pictures of.

This is a cute little craft.  Does it have room for my hot tub though?

so pretty

These folks were helping this man cast off his sailboat.

He called out "See you in a few days!"

just needs a frame

for Stacey

another cute little place

This was a busy bookstore.  Busy with customers and busy with books.  See how high they are stacked on the floor?  In the shelves they were two and three rows deep.  A sign on the doorway as you enter promised "Computerized Inventory"  It had to be or you'd never know what treasure was buried within. While we were browsing, the proprietor took a phone call.  Someone was looking for a particular book.  She thought she might have it in the recently acquired box of books that was beneath the desk (WHERE?)  She'd have a quick look as those books under the desk have not been cataloged yet.  She was going to call them back.  My favorite was the shelf that held books by local authors.  I chose a mystery for me and a biography for Stacey.

After browsing the bookstore we headed to a local pub to have lunch.

I had fish and chips and Eli had a salmon fish taco?

This was my favorite store in Friday Harbor.  This place was all about lavender.  (Which by the way, was in full bloom all over the island, so lovely)

Lavender ice cream, pet spray, tea, soap, lotion everything you can think of. . .lavender style

kidding around

the best coffee at San Juan Coffee Roasters! for REAL order some!!!

Heading back to Anacortes.

bye bye Friday Harbor, I hope to see you again someday. . .