Day 5 // Orcas Wildlife

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Day 5 // Orcas Wildlife

Day 5. We got very little sleep our last night. Despite being warned by our camp host, we failed to put all food in sealed compartments. A very determined little mouse spent the night scaling the wall of our tent, climbing over the zipped netting and onto the table where I had left a bag of chocolate chip cookies. When we would wake up and shine our flashlight at him, he frantically ran back out of our tent, only to repeat the process all through the night. After a mostly sleepless night, we made some breakfast and went on a hike through the nearby forest to Cascae Falls and sunset Rock. We saw some interesting wildlife and the views were amazing. Unfortunately, the time had finally come to pack our stuff and say goodbye. A lot of (metaphorical) tears were cried as we headed back to Seattle for the night before making the final departure back to Austin.

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Day 4 // San Juan Island

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Day 4 // San Juan Island

Day 4. 

We woke up early to take the ferry back to San Juan, where our kayak tour guide would meet us at Friday Harbor. We were in a group of 8, divided into double kayaks. 

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Day 3 // Seattle to Orcas

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Day 3 // Seattle to Orcas

We managed to sleep through our alarm so we were in a rush to get to the pier. But we made it just in time! We took the 3-hour clipper ride from Pier 69 in Seattle to Friday Harbor on San Juan, then a 30-minute ferry from there to Orcas where we were staying.

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Day 2 // Seattle // My birthday

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Day 2 // Seattle // My birthday

Today was my birthday. We woke up early and walked around Pike Place Market. There was so much fresh delicious seafood and huge bouquets of fresh flowers. I wish that we could stay here longer so that we could buy some of the seafood to cook, but since we will be off on our way to the islands tomorrow, it wouldn’t really make sense to do that.

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DAY 1 // AUSTIN to SEATTLE

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DAY 1 // AUSTIN to SEATTLE

We got on a plane in the hot, hot hell that is Texas in June and arrived 4 hours later in a cool, 70 degrees paradise. I could not believe how green everything was there. We arrived at our perfect little garden Airbnb and walked to get something to eat at Ba Bar where we could satisfy our need for both good food and a good drink.

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