After a day trip to Seattle we drove 90 miles to Anacortes, Washington to board the ferry boat that took us to the San Juan islands. Our final destination was Orcas Island and that's where we would plant ourselves for a long weekend of R&R. Other than the scheduled ferry ride and cottage reservations the whole trip was laid back, unplanned and relaxing!
We stayed in the cutest little cottage overlooking the water. It was one of those "put your feet up and look at the water" kind of vacations. We had a fully stocked kitchen and grilling area so we did most of the cooking at the cottage. During the day (when we weren't napping..ha!) we explored the island.
I felt like I was back in Cape Cod with the cool breeze, Adirondack chairs, and row boats dotting the beach.
The Willow Cottage were we stayed.
The highlight of our trip was the whale watching cruise but we were a bit disappointed that our captain would not get us closer to the pod for better photos. You could clearly see the Canadian tourists right up next to the whales but our captain told us that U.S. laws restrict visitors from getting too close.
I often refer to my Canon 100x400 lens as a boat anchor but at least I was able to get a few photos with it. If we ever have the opportunity to return hopefully we'll head to Canada were there are less restrictions.