One thing that we have come to learn while spending time here in the San Juan Islands is that people take things pretty slow. No one is really ever in a rush and for us, that is very comforting.
We’ve spied these cute little candy apple red mopeds and scoot coupes all over San Juan Island and often wondered to ourselves what it would be like to have a ride in one of them. Taking life slow and really exploring the island is how I always perceived the experience to be. Of course B was always chiming in with his opinions.
“Oh mommy, it would be so fun!”
Could you guess how happy he was when hubby and I told him that today would be the day we would go and take a scoot coupe out for spin?
Pretty happy indeed.
~ Trail Hike to Cattle Point Light House
After a brief instruction on how to operate the moped (hubby) and scoot coupe (B and I) we were off. Wind blowing in our hair, smiles from ear to ear and the feeling of complete freedom from the openness around us was so invigorating!
When you are cruising around the island this way, you are tempted to stop everywhere and guess what? You can. You see things from a different perspective this way. We found that we saw things that we would not have normally seen from the window of our car.
We honestly felt like we were one with the island. It may sound funny, but it was truly how we felt. Free, excited and ready to explore every corner around us.
~ Cattle Point Lighthouse
~ We saw Orca (killer) whales gracefully swimming through Haro Strait
~ Happy at Pelindaba Lavender Farm – can you imagine the scent in the air here? Fragrant and delicious . . .
~ False Bay at low tide; goodies at the farmer’s market
It was a day we will always remember. Why? We were really able to explore so much of beautiful San Juan Island this way. We took things slow, enjoyed the views of the island as we cruised along and best of all, were together having fun. Thank you Susie!
Before we headed back to the Airstream we decided to stop in at The Bluff restaurant. Situated on a bluff overlooking Friday Harbor we knew we were in for a treat not to mention we’ve heard some pretty special things about the talents of Chef Kyle.
Chef Kyle creates some of the finest culinary masterpieces we have had. Foraging the island for ingredients to be used in his recipes was amazing to me from the pickled sliced kelp to the wide variety of greens and edible fruits and flowers freshly picked from the garden at The Bluff. His talents are nothing short of miraculous.
We are continually impressed, day after day with the cuisine we experience here in the islands. Every day is a new adventure be it picking up local fresh ingredients from the farmer’s market and bringing it back to the Airstream to prepare for dinner or by visiting some of the finest dining establishments.
We are always, always impressed. The San Juan Islands are definitely a dream come true for any foodie out there.
Wouldn’t you agree?