Sunday, January 25, 2009

Time Off!

We took a couple of days off this week and headed north to visit our friends Susan and Rainer, who live on San Juan Island. In keeping with the CED theme "play," I've been looking through Dick's photos of some of our favorite moments. We traveled by ferry and were able to walk on with just one suitcase for the two of us. I did take a knitting bag though, both for the car trip to Anacortes, where the ferry is located, and for the ferry trip which was nonstop, going, and one stop on the way back.
A Distant Ferry
The weather was great on Friday, so we had some good views of Mount Baker and saw a few cormorants sunning themselves on the pilings by the ferry dock.
Snowy Mount Baker
Sometimes these birds stretch out their wings to catch more sun, but this time I guess it wasn't quite warm enough for that.
Fun in the Sun
Susan and Rainer's beautiful house sits above the water and looks out at the Olympic Mountains and Haro Strait. I'm sure if we lived there, nothing would get done because I'd be staring out the window all the time! Not only is there gorgeous scenery, they also have animals and birds to entertain!
What are you doing?
This little fox is one of many that roam the island looking for rabbits. The other direction from the house Dick caught this majestic fellow, looking for his breakfast. Both of these photos were taken from the comfort of the living room!
Bald Eagle
We had fun exploring the various sights of the island and also did a bit of shopping while waiting for our return ferry late Saturday afternoon. (Yes, Virginia, there is a yarn shop but no quilt store.) On the way back to Anacortes, our ferry was scheduled to stop at Lopez Island,and the folks who wanted to get off there had to back onto the ferry, quite a challenge I would think if you had to pull a boat trailer.
Counting cars
By the time we got back home, it was snowing lightly, an interesting end to a lovely January jaunt and a fun time visiting friends.


Jeanne said...

Great photos, Judy! Thanks for sharing.

Rian said...

Looks like you had a great time-- your photos are wonderful.

Plays with Needles said...

Wow. what beautiful scenerey. Absolutely beautiful. Hope you're feeling relaxed.

Linda said...

What gorgeous pictures Judy...lucky you!
I could almost feel the sunshine.
Linda xx

Lapplisor said...

Dear Judy
You experienced a beautiful journey, how your pictures prove all.
You kept nature beautifully in the picture firm.
The photo with the sea-eagle particularly well pleased me.
To I last year saw I to Sweden an eagle over our boat flying.
A so large bird…
thanks for the beautiful pictures.

Kathy said...

Beautiful pictures Judy, the background in the second picture is wonderful. I have only seen two eagles up close as they were wounded and need to be taken care of. They are on display at an area park.