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Posted on Oct. 24, 2016
Westcott Bay Shellfish Company Crew

The 35 year old Westcott Bay Shellfish Company in the north of San Juan Island, once served their tasty bivalves all over the country. Over the years, the farm declined and was eventually put up for sale as a home site.

Posted on Aug. 17, 2016
Perfect Picnic Spots on San Juan Island

There is nothing like a picnic on the beach overlooking the Salish Sea with only Orca whales and Bald Eagles watching.  San Juan Island’s astonishing beauty offers breathtaking places to stop and have a snack. Let me share my favorite picnic spots with you, along with some tips on what to bring and where to get it.

Posted on Jul. 4, 2016
Friday Harbor - Coho Restaurant

A coworker at our hotel used to say to our guests, that you can’t find a bad restaurant in Friday Harbor, because it has to survive the long winter with us judgmental, spoiled islanders, so it better be good.

Posted on Jun. 8, 2016
San Juan Safaris San Juan Outdoors Whale Watching

My Dad was born in Seattle. He grew up here and enthusiastically does all the outdoorsy things you are supposed to do as a Washingtonian, hiking, skiing, camping, fishing. He wears shorts in January and doesn’t own an umbrella. He loves the ocean and us three kids and, until very recently, he had never seen an Orca whale from up close.

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