Day 2 and 3 of our week boating through the San Juan Islands…
The San Juan Islands are so pretty and offer up a nice variety of scenery as well as things to do. On day two of our boating adventure we stopped on Stuart Island.
For some strange reason I agreed to take a six-mile hike out to see Turn Point Light Station. I had been warned that there was some uphill hiking involved as well as rather steep steps to navigate. I should have listened 🙂
But I did manage to complete the hike with multiple rest stops and a good deal of sweating, with only minimal griping, complaining, and whimpering. No tears were shed.
I did talk my dear hubby into a decent back rub later in the evening…
Pictures from Stuart Island:
They have some REALLY BIG maple leaves here.
We entered into Canadian water as we motored toward South Pender Island.
This was a new experience for us, as we had never entered another country via small vessel. Docking at Bedwell Harbor for custom formalities, Tim, Jan and I waited on board as Mark took our passports ashore.
Customs clearance is done via telephone. He was actually speaking to someone cross-country. There are certain food items that can not be brought into Canada from the USA and visa versa. He had a complete list of what we had on board in case he was questioned, but Jan had done her homework ahead of time, and we had already eaten anything that we thought might be a problem.
It took us about an hour to clear customs, but most of that time was waiting for others ahead of us, and then waiting on hold for an available agent.
GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful for calm waters, blue skies, and smooth sailing.
Beautiful – and so interesting to enter another country by boat! Glad you had lovely weather.
Beautiful photos! I especially love the first one.