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San Juan Island, Washington

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and were able to celebrate with people you love.

My parents, grandmas and I headed out to Seattle to visit my brother. Washington is absolutely gorgeous, with clear blue water, dense forests, and towering mountains. We wanted to get the best possible views, so we boarded a ferry and ventured off to Friday Harbor… on a Friday! It was crazy!

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Despite the cold, we spent most (ok, some) of the ride outside on the deck. We didn’t want to miss any of the scenery!

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

It was worth it. The ferry weaved among the islands, and everywhere we turned looked like it could be a postcard.

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Wondering who was steering the ferry? Me of course!

What, like it’s hard?!

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Thanks to me, we safely arrived at Friday Harbor, located on Washington’s San Jaun Island.

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

We ate a seafood lunch by the water, then jumped in the car for a little road trip around the island.

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Turns out, San Juan Island has some unique features…

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

And some beautiful features…

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

By far our favorite location that we happened upon was the San Juan Island Distillery gin tasting and the Westcott Bay Cider tasting.

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

We started with the cider. I’m used to British cider, which reminds me of beer. This cider, on the other hand, was much more like wine. I wasn’t mad about it!

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Then we moved on to the gin tasting.

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

After trying several gins I discovered something very important. I don’t like gin!

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

My mom and grandma agreed with me.

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

But apparently someone in our family is a big fan!

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

After finishing our tour of the island, it was time to head back onto the ferry and go home.

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Luckily the views on the way back were just as picturesque.

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington Travel Wanderlust in the City

You can find more San Juan Island travel information here, and info on the ferry here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

~A

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