The Washington State ferry docks at Friday Harbour and there is a very large Marina adjacent to where the ferry comes in...if we were staying longer we would have cruised into the harbour and stayed for a day or two to provision.
It was a really hot afternoon and we wandered about for over an hour before ducking into a shady patio for something cold to drink and a bite to eat.
Crab cakes for The Hostess!
(minus all the mayo)
We found a bamboo salad bowl set with a First Nation design in the little kitchen shop.
They are made in Vancouver BC!
Mr. HB spied them and mentioned that if we could find somewhere to stow them that we should purchase them for our boat.
As we were paying I said "Happy Anniversary!"
Our 41st to be exact.
We did take time to relax...
we read our books and wandered along the dock peeking at all the boats.
Easy meals...our "Picky Plate."
(when it's too hot to cook we nibble and "pick at" an assortment of things)
That's Maytag Blue Cheese...made by the son of the Maytag Empire and only available in the US.
We try to buy some each time we go south as it is delicious...
I love it sprinkled on a green salad...
a little goes a long way.
Coffee and foamed milk...
a good way to savour the start to the day.
Black Yoga capri length pants
a white linen Lands End Tee
Sperry Shoes and an "old as the hills" Eddie Bauer straw hat.
I don't dress up much on the boat.
It's comfort all the way!
The winds were strong Gale Force in all the nearby Straits so we chose to stay another night.
We were up bright and early the next morning and scooted across Haro Strait in our SeaRay before the predicted winds rose up again...
I love the hues of blue and mauve in the petals of this hydrangea.
The garden is shaping up nicely with an energetic and dedicated garden helper on board.
I'm so grateful for an extra pair of hands...
you know that old saying
"many hands make light work."
~ John Heywood ~
And speaking of hands
a reader has brought me some of those fabulous Playtex Living gloves from the states.
(which I think is so exciting!)
I'm going to meet up with her this week and visit her new home on Salt Spring Island.
I love the kindness and generosity of people in the blogging community.
I've had great opportunities to meet new people and make connections.
It's something that I never expected...