Under the usual overcast skies, we left Oak Harbor and headed north to the town of Anacortes where we would catch the 9:30 AM ferry to San Jaun Island, our first stop.
|Getting on the ferry.|
|Heading into the San Jaun Islands.|
|A ferry heading back from the islands.|
|The ferry was pretty empty, not surprising considering the season and weather.|
|Val enjoying the crossing.|
|Arriving in Friday Harbor, San Jaun Island.|
|Piles of driftwood at South Beach.|
|The mountains of the Olympic Peninsula.|
|Looking north from Cattle Point.|
|Looking south towards the Olympic Peninsula.|
As we traveled west, we made a stop at False Bay.
As we reached the west side of the island and turned north the terrain changed from fields to forest and it also started to rain. We also began to see a bit of fall color.
We also found a small pond among the trees which was beautiful in the mist and rain so we had to stop.
We continued north making a brief stop at an alpaca ranch.
From there we went on to the northern end of the island where we stopped in the town of Roche Harbor for a delicious lunch of fish and chips.
|An old hotel in Roche Harbor.|
|The Roche Harbor Marina.|
After lunch it was still raining, so we turned south and headed back to Friday Harbor where we are spending the night. After exploring the town a bit we called it a day and spent the evening relaxing and planning tomorrow.
|Friday Harbor from our hotel.|