We took the ferry from Anacortes (Fidalgo Island) to Friday Harbor (San Juan Island). We took the truck on the ferry and drove around San Juan Island. The Islands have an interesting history as a war between The US and Great Britain almost broke out in the 1850’s because an American farmer killed a British Pig. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed and the German Kaiser ended up settling the border dispute through the San Juan Islands. The USA got the Islands east of Vancouver Island and the British left peacefully. On to the photos!
The ferry landing at Friday Harbor.
Huge tree at British Camp.
Lavender garden at British Camp.
Old gun (block) house at British Camp.
The Lavender Farm, a little past peak season.
American Camp on the South end of the Island. The Brits had a much nicer spot!
Anne and Tom gave me this shirt over 10 years ago. I wore it out. We saw it when we walked into the crab house gift shop. Had to buy it again!
Alison after kicking my ass in Rock’em Sock’em robots!
The whole crab at the Crab House!
Sunset from Deception Pass Bridge.