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Posted on Jan. 13, 2020
Birding on San Juan Island

San Juan Island is considered one of the best places to watch birds in the state. The isle has such variety in habitat, ranging from rocky shores and saltwater lagoons to farmland and prairies, that over 200 bird species call it their home. In addition, San Juan sits in the Pacific Flyway migration route ranging all the way from Alaska to South America, making Winter birding a special treat.

Posted on Dec. 30, 2019
Lime Kiln LIghthouse on San Juan Island

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. We’ve all heard the statistics. Not the ones about elephant consumption, but the ones stating that only about 8% of New Year’s resolutions are accomplished. The reason they fail so predictably is simple: resolutions are vague and broad, open-ended and overly ambitious. Goals on the other hand, tend to be specific and measurable. We here at the Bird Rock Hotel deeply believe in specific goals, personal growth, the power of being kind and present and that the best is yet to come. Check out our goals for the next year and see which ones are for you. Many are easily achieved on a San Juan Island getaway, just saying….

Posted on Dec. 16, 2019
San Juan Island Sea Kelp

It is so lovely and comforting to visit all of your favorite spots when returning to San Juan Island: the whale watch park and its iconic lighthouse; South Beach; dinner at Downriggers. It’s equally lovely to discover something new like the...

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Posted on Aug. 19, 2019
Friday Harbor, Washington

Visiting San Juan Island without a car has many advantages, especially in Summer, when the ferries are full and car reservations are sometimes unavailable when you want to travel.  No problem--just leave your car in Anacortes and walk on the ferry. It’s so much cheaper and they will always make room for you. Once in Friday Harbor, you don’t have to worry about metered parking and you can deeply relax while other people do the driving for you.  This is your opportunity to enjoy the scenery and have two Martinis with each of your San Juan Island dinners.

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