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Road Trip! A Photo Essay on Washington State’s Finest Destination – The San Juan Islands

Yes, this is a blog about SOUTHWEST Washington. But summer is for islands and ferries and crabbing and kayaking and, need we say more? So this blog post travels for a few days out of ZEST’s Southwest Washington to another beloved part of the Evergreen State — the San Juan Islands. This photo journal focuses on three islands – Shaw, San Juan and Orcas. Enjoy the trip!

One of the very best queues in the world - the line for the ferry in Anacortes

First Stop – Shaw Island

Welcome to Shaw!

The Shaw General Store

Island Home

Island Home View

First day of crabbing season - a heavy crabpot (and happy crabber) suggesting our dinner menu

Lots of keepers

Measuring for keepers

Cooking the crabs on the beach


Kayaking off Shaw

Sunset at Shaw

Canoe at Sunset

Last call for the evening

Morning fog at Shaw - Cabiri is ghostlike

Daytrip to Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

San Juan Island - Cabiri in the sun at Friday Harbor

San Juan Island - Friday Harbor

Friday Harbor at the Ferry Landing

Friday Harbor Farmer's Market

Island Studios in Friday Harbor

Island Studios Outdoor Garden

Friday Harbor Flowers

Friday Harbor Garden

Onward to Orcas Island

The interisland ferry between Shaw and Orcas

Orcas Hotel at the Ferry Landing

A few of the shops in Eastsound

The view from Darvill's Bookstore in Eastsound

Doe Bay Cafe at the Doe Bay Resort and Retreat

Doe Bay Cafe ready for dinner party

Island Harvest Bowl, Risotto and Riesling at Doe Bay Cafe

Mt. Constitution View

Mt. Constitution View of Sucia Island

Mt. Constitution View of Mt. Baker

Orcas to Anacortes Ferry Route

Orcas to Anacortes

Farewell, San Juans...

“I think I’ve got a touch of island fever.” Jimmy Buffett


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1 Donna { 07.23.12 at 3:49 pm }

What a lovely set of photos! You are a wonderful photographer. I especially love the one with the canoe on the dock in that love light.

2 Katlin Smith { 07.23.12 at 3:52 pm }

Thanks, Donna! The summer light is magical in the San Juans!

3 mary hart kubert { 07.23.12 at 4:58 pm }

Wonderful pix! Makes me want to go back up to Madeline Island, a little closer to home…only 800 miles. I’ll try to post pictures soon.

4 emme { 07.25.12 at 9:25 am }

Wonderful pictures, what a great trip !

5 Katlin Smith { 07.31.12 at 7:07 pm }

Thanks, Mary!

6 Katlin Smith { 07.31.12 at 7:07 pm }


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