Blog Posts - San Juan Islands



Manila Clam Pasta on the Grill!

“Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.” ~ Christopher Reeve One thing learning how to hunt and fish has given me is a real sense of pride in providing for myself. I know I still buy a large...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Sep 1, 2016

Smoked Salmon Dip: Perfect for Any Occasion!

“My life is what a salmon must feel like. They are always going upstream, against the current.” ~ Laura Schlessinger I am guilty, just as everyone else, of forgetting the simple things in life. We all get so wrapped up in work, and kids,...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on May 2, 2016

Humpy Fishing in the San Juan Islands

“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.” ~John Buchan No story is more circular than that of the salmon. Salmon begin their life in the freshwater stream...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Sep 22, 2015

Dungeness Crab Alfredo Fettuccine Recipe: Rich and Creamy!!!

“Sweet, delicious Dungeness crab is always a treat.” ~ Tom Douglas My first meal after a day out crabbing is always surf and turf. I immediately head to the supermarket and collect the finest rib eye or New York strip steaks I can find, r...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Aug 31, 2015

Cleaning Up Those Dungies! – A Step by Step Guide to Cleaning Dungeness Crab

“I would be the simple fisherman in Perseus village. He lives a quiet life, brings in crab pots and is extremely happy.” ~Sam Worthington One of the more difficult parts to learn when taking up hunting and fishing is how to clean the anim...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Aug 11, 2015

Crabbing in the San Juan Islands

“You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.” ~ Aristophanes I am not a morning person. I struggle with getting out of bed. I can recall a story from the past (okay, it was just last spring) where I may or may not have elected to stay in be...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Aug 7, 2015

A Desert Girl Heads to the Pacific Northwest!

“Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island what book would I bring…’How to Build a Boat.'” ~ Steven Wright Finally, at long last, vacation has arrived! I am so excited to be heading to the San Juan Islands for ei...
by A 12 Gauge Girl on Jul 24, 2015

Living the Dream

It didn't matter if we were on the boat when it was pouring rain and waves sent huge sprays of water over the bow or if we were anchored in a quiet bay playing Scrabble while having a glass of wine.  Roger would turn to me and say, "Heather - we...
by Kinley Travels on May 17, 2015

Long lost love

I forgot how much I loved being on the boat on the West Coast.  The fun of meeting people in marinas...having a glass of wine while anchored in a quiet bay...watching the stunning sunsets...spotting seals inquisitively checking us out...and...
by Kinley Travels on Sep 20, 2014

Washington The San Juan Islands

Go island-hopping—and keep an eye out for orcas, In the northwest corner of Washington State, the waters of Puget Sound, the Strait of Georgia and the Strait of Juan de Fuca mingle, forming the Salish Sea, home to the forested, rock-faced San Juan...
by eTravelTrips on Sep 1, 2014

Photo of the Week: Orca Whales in the Pacific Northwest

Whale watching in the San Juan Islands We captured this week’s photo while on a whale watching excursion that departed from Victoria, British Columbia. One...Photo of the Week: Orca Whales in the Pacific Northwest is a post from: Traveling Canu...
by Traveling Canucks on Jan 19, 2014

Orcas Island, Washington.

Orcas Island is the largest of the San Juan Islands, which are located in the northwestern corner of Washington state in San Juan County, Washington.The name “Orcas” is a shortened form of Horcasitas, or Juan Vicente de Güemes Padilla Ho...
by Simple.Interesting on Nov 26, 2013

Funny Mobile Phone Sign at Pizza Joint

Today I’ve got a funny travel photo about a Funny Mobile Phone Sign which was sent to me from Marysia from My Travel Affairs. You can follow @MyTravelAffairs on Twitter and on Facebook. She previously sent me one about the Cut The Crap H...

Top 10 Places to Visit in Summer [Infographic]

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(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #167: Mirror Image

During a visit last year to San Juan Island, Mr. Misadventures and I spent an afternoon walking through the San Juan Islands Museum of Art and Sculpture.  It is an outdoor interactive sculpture park and we had so much fun visiting there. We got a bi...
by Misadventures with Andi on Sep 26, 2012

Whales and Tales

It was the day after Labor Day and I was off to Port Townsend, WA to catch a boat to go whale watching with my spouse, CB. During our drive we saw plenty of school buses packed with children ready to start the first day of school. Some of the kids lo...
by Erase Negativity on Sep 5, 2012

Lummi Island

If you have been following along the last couple of days you will know that I traveled to the Willows Inn which is located on Lummi Island in the San Juan Islands for an epicurean adventure. You can read about the inn as well as my delicious dinner i...
by Misadventures with Andi on May 20, 2012

Willows Inn Lummi Island

So where did all the culinary goodness I wrote about take place? At a very special place.  The Willows Inn.  A property that has been servicing Pacific Northwesterns for a century.  These days the focus is on the food that chef Blaine Wetzel creat...
by Misadventures with Andi on May 19, 2012

A meal at Willows Inn Lummi Island (Part 2)

Ballet. Discipline. Harmony. Home. These were the words that kept popping into my head as I spent an evening in the presence of epicurean mastery at The Willows Inn on Lummi Island in the San Juan Islands. I wrote about the first part of our meal, th...
by Misadventures with Andi on May 17, 2012

A meal at Willows Inn Lummi Island (Part 1) The Snacks

After traveling by plane, car and ferry to get to the Willows Inn on Lummi Island, I was anxious to begin the meal I had been thinking about eating for four months (see the background post here).  I will be posting about my weekend on the island and...
by Misadventures with Andi on May 14, 2012


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