Hey Loves! F & J here!
As promised here is part two of our getaway to the San Juan Islands/Friday Harbor. We thought we would use this post to talk about all the awesome things we saw and did. Friday Harbor is one of the most beautiful charming little towns we have been to. The streets are lined with adorable shops that sell anything from lavender products, souvenirs, to the cutest stuff animals and baby clothes. But if you travel a little bit out of the town there are so many beautiful landmarks, and places to explore, its quite remarkable.
We went to the Lavender Farms which as you can imagine smelled amazing. There is so much lavender growing outside that you smell it as soon as you open the car door. Inside the building they have anything you can imagine made with lavender. Teas, cookies, soaps, lotions, body was, oil, seasonings, chocolates, you get the idea. They had lavender hanging from the ceiling and dried in budles throughout the shop.
We definitely did our fair share of exploring too. We visited Lime Kiln Beach, English Camp, and American Camp, Roche Harbor, among many of the other beaches on the Island. The view off the shore is simply amazing. We tried to see whales off the coast but were unlucky as the season for whale watching is coming to an end. Fortunately for us we have amazing friends who treated us to a whale watching experience.
We were extremely worried that we wouldn't see whale since they had not been spotted for about a week but we decided to go anyways since the boat rides were a fun experience. We also got to wear these beautiful suits that keep you warm and make you look all puffy, we called them marshmallow suits. Anywho, we went out in the Sound and saw many beautiful animals like wild deers located on an Island, sea lions, porpoises, and drum roll... a family of Orca Whales, including a baby. It was an experience like no other, they are such large and magnificent creatures that roam the waters. The water would be still and quiet, then you would hear a spouting sound and see the family of whales come up. It definitely was one of the best part of the weekend.
We enjoyed the time we got to spend with our friends and we can't wait to see them again. It is definitely a week we will never forget.
F & J