Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Friday Harbor was the cutest little town but had everything a resident could need. We didn't need a vehicle and loved that we explored the entire island by foot and on bicycle in the 3 days we were there. I realized how unpopulated the town was on our bicycle ride when I experienced the sound of true silence. It was so serene and almost unreal especially when out of the blue a doe and it's fawn slowly crossed the road we were on. The second day we went on a whale tour by kayak. Again, it was a good thing Omar didn't explain the level of endurance that was required because I would've chickened out. We have kayaked many times here in Austin, but on Town Lake, with still waters in comparison to the Pacific Ocean. But, I am so glad we did this though because it was the most amazing thing ever watching orcas and their calves play only 50 yards in front of us. In the end I was even proud of myself for accomplishing the tour. It was about seven ours of paddling with intermittent hard work in 50 degree weather. I was prepared though with five! yes five layers and a hat. I only started to feel cold just before lunch when it became drizzly and it was time to fuel up for all those calories burned. Really, really, amazing these creatures. I'd do it all over just to see them and hear them again. Still haven't gotten around to developing those photos so here are the ones of our time spent in the town which we explored on our third day there.
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