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Seattle-Vancouver trip day 1 - the funcrunch files


Jul. 20th, 2006 10:20 am Seattle-Vancouver trip day 1


Ferry to Friday Harbor
Originally uploaded by funcrunch.
We took an early morning flight to Seattle, with comfortable though not fancy first-class accommodations; some turbulence but I slept through most of it. Had an hour of downtime in the red carpet lounge at the Seattle airport for which boyziggy had netted a couple of free passes. Were met by a van with a friendly driver (also a fellow vegetarian) who drove us the 100+ miles to Anacortes to meet the ferry to Friday Harbor. Driving up onto the ferry was a neat experience. I was impatient to start taking photos so took a lot before we even got to San Juan Island.

We arrived at Friday Harbor and got our rental car, drove to the Tower House B&B, which is picturesque and has friendly owners and lots of rabbits. Had a good meal at a hard-to-find Greek restaurant, then watched the sunset at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Failed to see any orcas despite standing at the designated whale-watching spot.

Had an excellent breakfast this morning with our fellow guests, a couple from New Jersey. The B&B owner provided vegan scones, and vegan shortbread cookies in our room (with a tin that plays a tune when you open it!), and Stash tea with soymilk.

Today we'll do lots of walking and some geocaching I expect. Tomorrow afternoon we take the ferry to Seattle.

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From:opus119
Date:July 21st, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
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Nice pictures! I had to look on my Washington state map to figure out where Friday Harbor was, and it looks close enough to Vancouver Island that Canada could invade and annex it without anybody noticing. It sounds like a very nice place for a vacation.
From:funcrunch
Date:July 22nd, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)
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Yeah, Canada is just a stone's throw away - and we'll be there in a couple of days anyway, though right now in downtown Seattle (more photos to come).
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From:funcrunch
Date:July 22nd, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the kudos! My new camera automatically flips photos to the correct orientation, but even with my previous ones I would always rotate before uploading somewhere - I don't want people to have to hold their heads or monitors sideways. ;-)
From:thomwatson
Date:July 25th, 2006 05:34 pm (UTC)
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And it's especially odd that people wouldn't do so on Flickr, given that Flickr even allows them to rotate the photo once it's uploaded, with just a click of an icon. Fortunately, I haven't really noticed this problem; I think my own Flickr contacts tend to be pretty conscientious about that.
From:thomwatson
Date:July 25th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
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I really love that you're uploading blog entries and photos regularly; I had that same intention for our London trip, but didn't even post a single entry from there and am still catching up on uploading the photos from that trip.

You're so dependable. :)
From:funcrunch
Date:July 26th, 2006 01:53 am (UTC)
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You're so dependable. :)

Aw thanks :-) I'm doing this because I regretted not blogging most of our Hawaii trip and our last NYC trip. Flickr makes it so easy to blog photos so I must thank you again for convincing me to use it. :-)