Hotel de Haro

Washington State's oldest continually operated hotel, the Hotel De Haro, is located in Roche Harbor on the north side the San Juan Island.   Its 20 rooms have hosted visitors since 1886, including Theodore Roosevelt and John Wayne. Only six of the twenty rooms have en suite bathrooms, other rooms share 4 bathrooms located at the … Continue reading Hotel de Haro

Lime Kiln Lighthouse

On the west side of San Juan Island is Lime Kiln Point State Park, where a lighthouse guides ships through the Haro Straight between Vancouver Island, British Columbia and the San Juan Islands of Washington State. The lighthouse was built in 1919, and the scenic outlook is just a short walk from the parking lot.  … Continue reading Lime Kiln Lighthouse

Roche Harbor

On the northwest side of San Juan Island, off the coast of Washington State, is Roche Harbor.  The harbor is sheltered on three sides making it ideal for small pleasure craft.  Fishing, whale watching, artists and craftsman provide a resort-like atmosphere. Thought for the Day:  Where is there dignity unless there is honesty.      … Continue reading Roche Harbor

Snoqualmie Falls

One of Washington State's most popular scenic attractions is Snoqualmie Falls.  Height of the falls is 270'.  Maybe it's popular because it has easy access ... and free. It was overcast, cold and drizzling the day I visited, but still spectacular. Thought for the Day:  Do what you can with what you have where you … Continue reading Snoqualmie Falls

Mt. Baker

One exceptionally clear morning I caught Mt. Baker during sunrise.  I was staying in a vacation home on San Juan Island and happened to crawl out of bed in time for this shot. At 10,781', Mt. Baker is the third highest peak in Washington state.  It's part of the Cascade Mountain Range and lies 31 … Continue reading Mt. Baker