San Juan Island Lodging WA Friday Harbor

e-newsletter Vol. 5
Featured Recipe
Friday Harbor Dining
Summer Highlights
Photo of the Month
The Inn's Cookbook
Ferry Travel Tips
Pet Travel Tips
Itinerary Ideas for Your Trip
Featured Recipe
San Juan Islands Dining - Washington
Friday Harbor Dining San Juan Island WA - Coho Restaurant
Fresh Local and Homemade
2 blocks from the Inns
Summer Highlights

Weekly Saturday Farmer's Market
3-5 Lummi Nation Centennial Celebration
4th of July Parade & Fireworks 
Splash of Summer Lavender Cooking Demonstrations with Anna Maria
7.19 and 7.20
Island Stage Left
As You Like It
Steel Magnolias - San Juan Community Theater
7.18 - 8.8
Family Art Days
Sculpture Park
Photo of the Month
 San Juan Island Washington

 Heritage Farms
 San Juan Island, WA 
Mark Gardner, Photographer 
The Inn's Cookbook  
Washington Cookbooks and Recipes 
 Recreate your food memories. 
Local Ferry Tips
Ferry Travel Washington State San Juan Island 
Harrison House Suites & Tucker House Inn Newsletter

Greetings from Friday Harbor!  
This past weekend we celebrated Father's Day and our first summer wedding of the season.  We woke up to a morning downpour, but by 1 pm, just minutes before the ceremony, there was sunshine and clearing skies!  The day ended with a picture perfect rainbow and sunset. 

Some of our guests who were not here for the wedding spent the afternoon whale watching with San Juan Safaris.  Here is an excerpt from naturalist Jaclyn's blog entry from Sunday.  "On our way around the island we stopped for magnificent views of Bald Eagles, both mature adults and immature sub adults all in trees near a washed up Harbor Seal carcass. The eagles really are scavengers first, predators second.
We spent our afternoon on the northwest corner of San Juan Island with Southern Resident Orcas from J & L pods!  J pod was passing Henry Island and playing in a rip current where presumably they were fishing. They were very active....changing direction, tail slapping, and even some logging at the surface by 1 or 2 whales. They continued north forming tight groups and picked up speed with a few Orcas porpoising out of the water. Then...again....more activity....even a few breaches! The L12 subgroup was not far behind.  We dropped our hydrophone in the water and picked up some clicks (echolocation used in hunting) and a few squeals and whistles (communication between the whales).  A perfect afternoon."
As you plan your perfect trip, please let us know if we can be of any assistance.  We are more than willing to share our local knowledge.  
Looking forward to meeting you and hosting you here no matter what your holiday has in store. 
With warm regards,

Anna Maria and Dave
Coming to the San Juan's with Your Four-Legged Friend?
Traveling with Your Pet
Mollie's Travel Tips:
The San Juan Island's are a really cool place to live and visit.  Everyone is really nice to four-legged friends.  Many of the shop owners in Friday Harbor have water bowls.  My favorite walk is to Friday Harbor Seafood as Brenda and Eric always have yummy treats for me.  Popeye, the seal that lives in the Harbor, sometimes gets a bit curious of me....I don't feed her sardines like the two-legged folks.  If I am out doing errands, Browne's Lumber and Whidbey Bank are also sure to please with treats!

We have a play yard at the Inns where you are welcome to hang out.  I like taking long naps under the giant Sequoia tree.
Best Place to Meet the Locals:
Eddie's Dog Park (Mullis Street between Browne's Lumber and the Fire Station)
Best Hike: 
English Camp National Park Site - Mt. Young
Best Place to Swim:
American Camp National Park - South Beach. 
If you need any other assistance, please ask me.
See you soon, Mollie
Picture Yourself
1.  Reading a book in a quiet cove by American Camp.
2.  Enjoying a picnic lunch by Lime Kiln Light House.
3. Tasting some estate grown wines at San Juan Vineyards.
4.  Strolling through Westcott Bay Sculpture Park discovering 130 of the outdoor sculptures.
5.   Paddling a kayak watching eagles soaring overhead.
6.  Viewing the three southern resident Orcas Whales as they hunt and play in the waters around San Juan Island.
7.  Watching a seal swim across the bay. 
8.  Biking through the valley and rolling hills of the interior of the Island. 
9.  Hiking to the top of Mt. Young and napping under a large madrona tree.
10.  Taking a self-guided historical walking tour around Friday Harbor.
11.   Learning about the culinary uses of lavender.
12.  Riding the ferry to another Island. 
These are just a handful of the many things you can do on your vacation to the Islands! 
Gift Certificate For Staying With Us
We are running a plenty of specials and have some neat packages.  Check out the Harrison House Suites or Tucker House Inn's special page for details.   Specials cannot be combined.  Call for details. 
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Contact us at:
Harrison House Suites 235 C Street  360.378.3587 800.407.7933
Tucker House Inn  260 B Street  360.378.2783  800.965.0123
Friday Harbor, WA, San Juan Island 98250