Saturday we arrived home at 11:40 pm from a week long visit (kids and I, Aaron came on Wednesday) to Nana’s! We had a load of fun playing, swimming at Aunties lake, trying to beat Nana at UNO and taking a trip out to San Jaun Island with the hopes of seeing some Orcas. Here are some of the pictures!
Clara playing UNO with her stuffed Animals! A.DOR.ABLE.
It Was WINDY on our ride out to San Jaun Island
After getting off the ferry, we stopped to see where the whales had been spotted most, grabbed a cup of coffee and then headed to the weat side of the island. We saw this little pull off, that actually had a trail and stopped for a few to see what we could see. No Whales, but this Eagle sure was pretty!
It was so lovely out there! We are already planning when we can go back!
My sweeties! 🙂
After the look out we headed to Lime Kiln State Park to have lunch and explore and see if we could see those whales!
Sir Andrew in the look out tree.
Clara exploring down on the rocks by the water with Daddy.
Flora in the look out tree! All the kids took turns with Nana’s binoculars and this seemed to be the popular tree to be in!
tide pool finds…
The light house at the point.
more tide pool finds.
Our Family! 🙂
After we stayed for a while we decided to explore a bit more. As we drove we saw this buck….
….and this doe on the side of the road.
We checked out a prospective place to camp and saw this mama and her babies, as well as some shells and a jelly fish!
Gulls were going crazy for something just under the water.
After we drove north, we headed back to Friday Harbor for a coffee refill and then headed south on the West side of the island. Poor Nana was feeling awful with a nasty cold.
South Beach was WINDY!
I LOVE the ocean and waves.
More waves. We didnt stay at South Beach very long because it was SO wet and cold. We went down to the tip of the island to explore a bit more.
By South Beach
While we were at the south end of the island we saw this guy!
We drove back up to Lime Kiln park for one last watch. We were all getting rather wet and cold, but had fun exploring, and we saw another seal.
And a harbor porpoises just as we were leaving.
Aaron dropped us off at the whale mesume and then parked the car in the ferry line. The kids got to learn some more, spend their allowance and warm up a bit! It was a wonderful trip despite colds, rain and wind.
On the ferry back one of the Fire fighters on board let Andrew and Flora try on his hat. It made Andrews day!
Driving home Saturday we saw this lovely sunset.
And a stunning moon.
and the drive was lovely….but we miss Nana and can’t wait to see her again.