On island timeFriday Harbor and San Juan Island, WA

San Juan Islands sketch by Chandler O'Leary

When my best friend Elizabeth came to visit last year, she told me she’d always wanted to visit the San Juan Islands. So we packed every bit of waterproof gear we had and headed north for a girls-only trip.

San Juan Island ferry sketch by Chandler O'Leary

We spent a good chunk of our trip on various boats—

San Juan Islands sketch by Chandler O'Leary

—which, even in spring’s constant cold drizzle, is the best way to see the islands (and their inhabitants!) in all their misty glory.

San Juan Island wildlife sketch by Chandler O'Leary

Still, even though we’d gladly risk pneumonia any day to catch a glimpse of an orca, it was wonderful to have a warm, cozy room to come back to at the end of the day.

We are landlubbers, after all.

Kirk House B&B sketch by Chandler O'Leary

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Comments (2)

  1. Beverly

    We were visiting your site (which we love) and were thrilled to see the Kirk House Bed and Breakfast in Friday Harbor. We were owners of the B&B for six years and loved every minute of it. We also were the ones to restore it to its current state, including the exterior paint, which your watercolor captured so beautifully. Please keep travelling and sketching so that we may share your adventures.

    Jessica and Beverly

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