|On the early morning ferry to Lummi Island|
This morning thirteen ladies and one gentleman (married to Joan) took the Lummi Island ferry to begin our seven-mile walk around the northern part of the island. After a short ferry ride, it's a lovely walk. We have done it a few times before, but today marks the nicest day, weather wise, that we've had for a Memorial Day weekend. In fact, I learned on the news that we haven't had such a nice three-day weekend at this time of the year since 1995!
|Blue skies, sea, and green|
We walked briskly on the roads that take us in a loop along much of the ocean, with great views with the sound of lapping waves below us at times. About halfway around, we meet the Willows Hotel and Restaurant and take advantage of their facilities.
|At the Willows waiting for everyone to rejoin us|
We didn't eat here, since I don't think we could afford it. I heard that a single luncheon is around $100 per person! It sure is a nice place, but way out of our price range. We continued on our trek back to the other side of the island. I was able to walk pretty fast, not as fast as the leaders, but I was encouraged to realize that I can walk as well as I could before my hip issues intervened.
|Finishing up a sumptuous breakfast|
After the walk, we stopped in at the Beach Store Cafe
and enjoyed a very good and not-too-pricey breakfast. Full and replete, we headed back to catch the 12:30pm ferry to the mainland. By that time, the number of cars waiting to load on the ferry was enormous, and they would not all be able to get on the one tiny ferry but would have to wait for the next one. Nobody seemed to be in a hurry.
|Cindy, Sally, Carol, me, Lily|
Since you buy a ticket for both directions when you board, we didn't all return at the same time, but a few walkers were happy to have most of the day before us as we climbed on. All in all, it was a truly wonderful adventure, and we commented on how just getting on a ferry and going somewhere like this makes it feel like a vacation. And we have the entire Memorial Day weekend to enjoy.
It looks absolutely delightful.ReplyDelete
Over here, many places will not allow you to use their facilities unless you are a paying customer. And at $100 for lunch I wouldn't/couldn't be a paying guest.
I hope the rest of your weekend lives up to this start.
Everyone smiling, words are not needed :)ReplyDelete
Wishing the rest of your weekend is just as exciting !
What a wonderful walk!ReplyDelete
We have the Confederation Bridge to take us off island but there is a ferry as well in the summer. I prefer the ferry. It is like a mini vacation, a nice break from the driving.
This sounds like a fun time, especially when you have all of your friends with you.ReplyDelete
What a fun way to travel to the trailhead. I've only been to San Juan Island once before and the ferry ride was a lot of fun.ReplyDelete
I like ferry rides, too. I remember the one I took from Hong Kong to Macau. Lots of fun.ReplyDelete
Had to look up Lummi Is. Did you know about the Pig War that led to the U.S. boundary including the San Juan Islands?ReplyDelete
Looks like fun and what a beautiful spot!ReplyDelete
That's sounds like a great way to spend a sunny Saturday morning!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a perfect day for you! :)ReplyDelete
That looked a very enjoyable day out. Very pleased to read that you are now back to full mobility. You obviously did all the right things to get yourself back on track.ReplyDelete
It adds more interest if you can walk in different areas. This location certainly adds interest for the walkers.ReplyDelete
You look great:)ReplyDelete
And you are always with friends. My days are mostly with Buddy. We had our long weekend last week but we were away so we missed the fireworks.
Nicest Memorial weekend since 1995! Glad you all got this opportunity to really enjoy it. :)ReplyDelete
You all look so happy after your enjoyable day and weren't you lucky with the weather! Nice pic of you DJan.ReplyDelete
Pink is a great color for you and so glad you have your legs back. I would have loved the ferry ride and the more level walking, especially close to the water. $100 per person?? Mercy.ReplyDelete
What a nice morning. I could never eat one hundred dollars worth of food!ReplyDelete
Dear DJan, it's great that you are walking more easily now. The trips you take together--whether they are walking or ferrying--must give your spirits a great lift. Peace.ReplyDelete
You have such a wonderful group of friends. Ummmm... $100 a person? Ouch! That's pricey for me too.ReplyDelete