Beach Walk the Beach! Many approach walking as exercise, however there are still many who walk for their souls and their body tags along. It is a form of meditation, shifting from overdrive into soft time, quieting the chatter in the head, solving problems – taking long strides, concentrating on the slow, steady rhythm of breathing, comforted by interior […]
Gardening Secret Gardens in the San Juan Islands As you drive around the island, you may not think many islanders are into gardening. To the contrary, due to the abundance of wildlife, gardens here tend to be hidden from plain sight. Many take advantage of the topography, views, and trees or simply have an abundance of potted plants on the deck. A visit […]
Boating Opening Day of Boating Season! May brings us Opening Day of the Boating Season, but actually boating is pretty much a year round thing in the islands. The many moods and embracing presence of the all-encircling sea is seductive, to put it mildly. Boating is a way of life in the islands. The San Juan Islands are truly the consummate […]
History Orcas Island Orcas is the largest of the 172 islands in San Juan County with shimmering emerald hills embraced by 125 miles of rocky, tree-lined shoreline. Orcas is the diverse island. Its three long inlets thrust deep into the interior of the island, giving it more shoreline and protected waters than any of the neighboring islands. Once […]
Island Spring! As much as we may yearn for it, Spring can take us by surprise.  We wait and we wait.  And then, finally we open our eyes one morning to a coppery dawn, a stretch of sky burning with color and drenched with glory making magic with the sea, a heavenly fresh breeze, glowing greens, colorful […]
Island Beyond the Border – Visit Sidney, B.C. As you venture around the islands, you will often see Canada looming in the distance. The end of March brings the return of the ferry from Friday Harbor to Sidney, British Columbia which can be interpreted to mean a great opportunity for a fun getaway! Sidney is located on the shore of the southern tip […]
Birding Winter Birds in the Islands To many who live in the Northwest, Winter is synonymous with hibernation and dormancy.  Those who live in the islands tend to let Winter weave her wondrous spell.  The stunning ordinary in the simply overlooked. The San Juan Islands are fortunate to be blessed with a spectacular array of birds that only visit between Fall […]
Home Dead of Winter? – Listing your Home   January – the month of new beginnings and cherished memories.  It is a fresh start, a new chapter.  A time for reflection and resolution. The first month of our calendar year was named by the Romans after Janus, the god of change, transitions, and beginnings.  Janus had two faces – one looking forward, the […]
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