This weekend, my husband, my pup and I went on an impromptu trip up to the islands, and it was amazing!
We visited Lopez Island, which sounds like it should be in the Carribean, off the coast of Mexico, but is actually a tiny farming and fishing community in the Straight of Juan de Fuca, north of the Olympic Peninsula and just south of Canada.
We took the ferry early Saturday morning and got thoroughly windblown.
But I think Ollie enjoyed himself. So many new smells for him to sniff! He’s actually still recovering.
We hiked along beaches and clambered over rocks. We saw seals and schools of tiny silver fish and jumping Pink Salmon.
It was a lovely break from the city. Cool, overcast and perfect PNW weather.
It makes me want to get out my needles and make some island-appropriate gear for when I move up to the islands. Which definitely is going to happen. Someday.
Island Wools Swirl Hat by Julie Packard
Bandana Cowl by Purl SohoFiona Coat by Justyna Lorkowska
Where is your favorite place to visit on a day trip?
Beautiful! We live in sunny, drought ridden California. Our favorite place for a day trip is Avila Valley Barn in San Luis Obispo. They have farm animals that you can feed, a fresh, fruit and veggie stand, hay rides and the best testing sweet corn on the cob ever.
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