Well after 4 days in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island we will move along. Think we will head over to Orcas Island. Winds are to kick up to 25 kts and the weather should be turning with a chance of snow this weekend so we must make our break.
Mike and I have both been quite sick here and are beginning to get a negative association of Friday Harbor(no fault of theirs). Guess the flu shots just weren't the right formulation or we picked up a Canadian strain. We have had some good times here; lunch at Dos Diablos, dinner at Downrigger's, shopping along their cute downtown area, picking up a backup GPS for our trip north at the West Marine Express, and buying charts for Canada. Yeah, this is our slowed down version. Feels good to help the ailing economy here, as every storekeeper appears to be the owner and not hired help with few if any customers. Hope their tourist season turns things around for them. One store owner told me that 14 stores have closed since last year in this tiny town.
We will do our best to recouperate and get invigorated at Orcas Island. I have read that there are 30 miles of hiking trails and would really enjoy getting ourselves moving again.