31 August 2010

Orcas Island, Washington

Today we took the ferry over to Orcas Island for the day. The ride over on the ferry takes about 40 minutes.

Once we arrived on Orcas Island we drove to the top of Mount Constitution. The mountain was 2,409 feet up and the views were spectacular. We spent about an hour here enjoying the vistas.

Next we drove into EastSound to check out all the local shops and have some lunch. They had a lot of artisan shops with local artists works displayed. They also had many unique shops such as the Tibetan Shop, vintage clothing, etc.

We had lunch at the Bayside CafĂ© which overlooked the water. We had a great waitress who was probably in her late 60’s and she lives on another island called Shaw Island. She flies her plane to Orcas Island every Saturday and works in the restaurant until Tuesday and then flies back home. She said she got her pilot’s license when she was 50 because if she drove to Orcas she would have to take two ferries and it would take 5 hours. Waiting for the ferry is one of the “joys” of island life.

1 comment:

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce said...

Love the travel & family blog, especially your visit to our island - Orcas Island. In case any other visitors to the site are interested in visiting, they should feel free to contact me at the Chamber of Commerce for travel tips. Thank you. Lance Evans, Executive Director, Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce. 360-376-2273 or lance@orcasislandchamber.com