|The San Juan Islands includes Orcas|
|Orca image upon arrival|
What follows are images of my magical day on Orcas Island, a 59-mile chunk of land shaped like a pair of saddlebags, a short ferry ride from Anacortes, WA. I sought the backtrails and back stories of the island on this special day. Didn't spend much time in the more populated Eastsound. Wouldn't have gone there at all had I not been jones'n for ice cream. Glad it happened. It's a cool little berg and the ginger and deep-dark chocolate cone was the perfect conclusion.
|Ferry Arrival to Orcas Island|
|Orcas Village Store w/phenomenal deli at ferry landing|
|Typical residence on the island. That driveway was colored glass.|
|Doe Bay - coming back for sure. Thursday night is open mic at the cafe and the |
musicians from the island gather for a great night of music.
|Yurt at Doe Bay Resort - my kind of place|
|Hot Pools at Doe Bay. Clothing optional.|
|Dock at Olga. Walked down to the end and had an enchanting coversation with an old sailor who had packed up his CA life and moved to Olga 35 years earlier. He told me that Olga was named for the wife of the first postmaster.|
|Dungeness crabs under the water off the Olga dock. Huge. I was thinking "dinner" except it wasn't crab season.|
|Starfish orgy off Olga Dock.|
|Docked off Olga|
From the shores I entered Moran State Park to hike. I chose the waterfall hike.
|Meditation spot. It was hard to leave. But ferries don't wait.|
|Winter Wren along the trail|
|Mt. Baker from the top of Mt. Constitution on Orcas Island|