We began our day at the campground in Sooke. It was overcast and cold so we had a fire in the morning and packed up fairly quickly. Our initial plan was to go to terminal to catch a ferry out to one of the Canadian Gulf Islands. Then we switched gears and thought about going to one of the US Islands off of Washington (the San Juan Islands). It took time to figure out the ferry schedule and restrictions for customs. After calling a bunch of places and stopping at the ferry terminal early we decided to take a 6pm boat to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. While we waited we visted the butterfly museum and had one last lunch in Victoria — which unfortunately wasn’t good and we too expensive. We were ready to leave.
We caught the 6pm ferry and got to Friday Harbor (the main town on San Juan Island) at 8pm. We were really lucky and found a three room cottage just up the hill from town. It’s a great place with a lawn and apple trees — a welcome change after staying at hotels.
We had some hamburgers for dinner down near town as the sun set.
The island looks beautiful and we hope to explore by bike, kayak or car before taking a ferry back to Anacortes, then to a hotel near the Seattle airport.