Sunday, April 05, 2015
Besides our lodgings, South Pender was also a chance to explore Brooks and Gowlland Points, Mount Norman, Poet's Cove, and several small beaches. Some of these are covered in separate posts - or over on Gravel Beach.
Saturday, April 04, 2015
Friday, April 03, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
There was a big wedding wrapping up and we noted (as I'm sure they did, too) how lucky they were to have such nice weather for a mid-February wedding. Could have been miserable!
Lime Kiln Point is a great place to watch orca, along with their summertime escort of whale watching boats and pleasure craft, but not such a good place to watch orca when they aren't around. But it's still a neat place to look across Haro Strait to Victoria, 10 miles to the west and to enjoy the sunshine and the lack of crowds.
There's limestone on San Juan Island, thus the quarries and the kilns here and at Roche Harbor, a little farther north. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the production and shipping of lime was a major industry on the island. I believe the limestone is Devonian, so a lot older than most anything else around here.
Posted by Gravel Beach at Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
Back to President's Day weekend. A month back. Things have been busy.
We arrived in Friday Harbor late morning and after wandering around town briefly looking for lunch options (much was closed), we ended up grabbing stuff at King's and hitting the road. We wound up down at Eagle Cove - there was one other couple there, but when they left we had it to ourselves. A light low haze obscured the Olympics, but otherwise what an absolutely perfect day.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Posted by Gravel Beach at Wednesday, February 25, 2015