Thursday, September 12, 2013

American Camp

Part 2 in my San Juan/Oregon adventures.

Another place we went hiking at on San Juan Island was American Camp National Park.
It's named American Camp because in 1859, Great Britain and America agreed to joint occupation of the island while water boundaries were settled between the two states. American Camp was on one end of the island, English Camp was at the other.
We didn't get a chance to explore English Camp, save it for next time!

Back in Friday Harbor..
We had coffee at this great place..
Could give Starbucks a run for their money.

Then my birthday came.
Which meant our five hour kayaking trip.
I honestly didn't take many pics from the kayak since it's a lot harder then I thought it would be...
These are the few I managed to capture.

Unfortunately, no orcas graced us with their presence.
Apparently this summer has been a slow one for producing Chinook Salmon..
Which is what the orcas in this area come near the island to eat.
Disappointing but it was still really fun and just another excuse to try again next year!

I finished my birthday with dinner and ice cream by the docks with Kris.
26 gone... 27 begun.

The next morning we got on the ferry and came back to the mainland.
Next stop... Oregon.

More to come...


  1. Lovely photos! Looks like northern Maine where I lived for a few years!

    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

  2. This place looks fantastic! I lived in Alaska the past three years and I see a lot of similarities, especially those beautiful balds.

  3. The photographs are really amazing dear. I wish I was there.

    Have a great weekend.

  4. This is on must do list while we are in the States! Your photos are beautiful!


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