Thursday, June 3, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

I'd forgotten about the joys of Memorial Day weekend in Seattle. Wet, rainy with occasional sun breaks is standard. Fortunately, we were invited to spend the weekend in a rustic cabin on Sinclair Island in the San Juans with four other couples. Although, the cabin had no electricity or running water, I couldn't think of a better way to spend a long weekend. It was so nice to get away from the city and hang out with friends. The beauty of the San Juans never fails to amaze me, no matter the weather. And although it was cloudy much of the weekend, the rain came mostly in the form of light scattered showers. Some photos...

Storming the beaches of Sinclair Island. Although, it may look like chaos, we were fairly organized. Nothing but the bare essentials...

Group photo on the water taxi out to the island. All were accounted for on the return trip

The cabin from the backyard. Doing our part, we broke out the DR mower and mowed the back meadow.

We enjoyed this view (of the water, not Adam) from the cabin front porch for most of the weekend.

We attempted to hike around the island on the rocky beach. It was quite scenic and we saw a bald eagle and the highest flying wild turkey I've ever seen. However, after about two hours, it became clear that the only way to complete the hike via the beach was by doing some rock climbing, so we opted to cut back across the island via the road. Regardless, it made for a scenic hike.

A view from the boat on the way home.

All in all, a very fun relaxing weekend of hiking, eating, playing horse shoes, throwing the football and frisbee and of course a few beers. A fun trip that I'll remember for a long time. If you feel so inclined, you can check out some more pictures that Kevin posted here.


  1. Congratulations!

    Looks like everyone had a great time!


  2. looks like fun. so why didn't you make that turkey your dinner?


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