Friday… in Friday Harbor

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On our way into the San Juan Islands, we cruised by Olga, on Orca Island. So many people had recommended this little village as a great place to stop. If we have time we might return here and stay a night, but right now we’re headed to one of our favorite ports in the San Juan’s, Friday Harbor.

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Last time we were here, three years ago, it was winter but as I remember not much colder than it was today. We arrived here just before the Labor Day weekend and we find a much busier harbor with only a few slips empty. The town is filled with residents and tourists celebrating the sunny day. We visited the hardware store, the seafood shop, the grocery store and walked through a craft fair.

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We found this tiny little tug boat, it’s not much bigger than dinghy size and this beautiful Nordic Tug.

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Isn’t this a great idea. When we visited the hardware store, we noticed this rack just outside the door. This is a great way to share magazines instead of just throwing them away.

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This little seafood shop sits just at the end of the main dock at this busy marina. You don’t have to go far to get fresh seafood in this town.

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One the big, main dock to the marina houses the trash container (above-left) for the marina and maybe the town.

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