The road journey from our home at Woodinville to Anocortes ferry site, was pleasant and lasted two hours. The Ferry took us to the Friday Harbor in San Juan Island in one half hour. We, a family of nine members, five adults and four children had decided to spend two days on the island. Personally for me I was sailing on the ocean after a pretty long time and I liked it and so did the rest.
Set on a rocky bluff at the west end of San Juan Island, Lime Kiln Point is considered one of the best whale-watching spots on earth.The Lime Kiln lighthouse is a quaint little historic building, which is now used as a miniature whale watching office.The rugged scenic environment provides a beautiful view of the ocean as well as challenges those who prefer to stretch their legs on the rocky surface. Do listen in the video to the expert on whale watching.
Visitors to the Lighthouse after watching the whales, oblige by translating ‘whale’ in their language!
Juan Island does have its charm, especially with its flora and fauna and its seclusion from the mainland. The place has developed considerably making it look like any other small town with its paved roads and streets, overlooked by rows of houses, used for residential and commercial purposes. Bill Gates and Oprah Winfery, amongst other celebrities, have their houses and estates here. The hotels and the motels too are no different from those on the mainland, the menu said ‘Fish and Chips,’ we were served with ‘Fish and French Fries!’
Picture by Jafar Shameem
San Juan is a good place, however, for me it is Santorini in the Mediterranean ocean. Having stayed there for a few days a couple of years back, would like to spend the rest there! If only wishes were horses!
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