Our day yesterday began with another ferry ride, this time to the San Juan Islands. The trip was spectacular, with scenery that made us stand in the cold wind and snap way too many pictures. The pictures don't do justice to the magnificence of the view as we wandered in and out among the hundreds of islands, some completely uninhabited and some dotted with vacation homes, fishing villages, and resorts...
We were certainly thankful for coats and scarves!
We disembarked at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island and were greeted with a view of this quaint town, full of artsy shops, seafood cafes, coffee bars, and bookstores with lots of local flavor.
We arrived just in time to scout for a place to eat lunch, and chose a little diner that promised the best crab cakes in town. From our window we had a nice view of the harbor.
And sure enough, crab cakes to die for and a wonderful hot New England clam chowder that I'd gladly have brought all the way back to Texas if I could have thought of a way!
After some shopping, some reading in the book shop and a nice hot chocolate al fresco, we made our way back to Bellingham for another shrimp dinner before once again being mesmerized by the night view from our picture window.
Today's been a quiet day in our room, working on taxes, some business tasks, emailing, uploading pictures, and watching a movie. We'll order in dinner from room service and then finish readying for the trip home.
These days have been all we'd hoped for and more...blessed by unusually good weather for this time of year in northern Washington. We haven't had a drop of rain, and there's been plenty of sunshine along with some characteristically cloudy skies. We will fly away tomorrow feeling that we've had the best combination of scenery, accommodations, companionship, food, and tranquility. God has indeed been good.