If I angle the laptop just so

I can access the wifi coming from the marina by our cabin on Orcas Island. (the Wifi is included in our cabin rental but you are supposed to only be able to access it from the marina building).

Picked up Graham yesterday, took him to lunch at Zao’s (he’d missed the last lunch there) and hit the road. Traffic northbound on I-5 wasn’t toooooo bad, at least it kept moving. Just as we pulled into one of the I-5 rest stops I was mentioning that when I was kid we always stopped at that one because it had the drive thru tree. Graham spotted it right away! We got to Anacortes just as it got dark, went on a couple of long walks downtown, checked into our hotel and vegged out to bad TV the rest of the evening. Oh and knitted.
Due to misinformation from the Washington State Ferry information lady, we got up early to wait for the 7:45 am ferry and when we got there. In the dark. An hour early like she said. At least we’d stopped for latte’s. We found out that the 7:45 only took walk ons and no cars to Orcas Island. No problem. We’d have breakfast at the cafe in the ferry terminal. Nope closed for the day.

We were able to take the 8:50 ferry to Orcas. Parked in our designated spot, ran up the 3 flights of stairs to the on board food service and it was open. Big coffee and a sausage/egg/cheese/muffin thing. Let me tell you, it was pretty darn good. Of course food always tastes better when you are either on a boat or camping, right? Here’s a pic of my two handsome guys.
While on the ferry we kept noticing this little old lady walking the decks. She looked like she was maybe in her 80’s, circling the deck, wearing proper shoes and black hose and this wild plaid hooded cape. And a grocery bag from Trader Joe’s filled with foodstuffs. She had a big smile every time she went by and for the life of me Icould never get the camera up fast enough to take a picture. By the time we landed at Orcas we figured she was an eccentric billionaire and half expected her to be met by a helicopter or limo.
Knitting Hubby and I used to bike tour in the San Juan Islands. Back before Graham. Back when I was in shape. Jeepers, how did I do it? The hills were even steeper and the roads windier than I’d remembered! We passed a lot of places we remembered and a lot of new ones including a sheep ranch that said on its sign that it sells yarn. Not open on Thanksgiving though. Then we wandered around Eastsound till it was lunchtime and ate a mid-day meal at Verns. Headed out to the cabins after that. Must be all the salt air. We were all tired. Graham read, I napped, knitted and spun. Knitting Hubby knitted and napped. Graham and I went for a walk and talked to one of the marina cats that was sunning himself. Post nap I decided to go on another walk and on the way back, after chatting a while with the big grey cat, we – big grey cat and I walked back to the cabin. He’s pretty much made himself at home, napping purring bathing and looking for handouts. We have a feeling he does this a lot! Years ago Knitting Hubby and I stayed at a B&B in Victoria B.C. They told us they have a cat that likes to sleep with guests and if we wanted him to come in during the night, to leave our door ajar. Sure enough the B&B cat joined us all night (and took up most of the bed). We’re not sure how late we should keep Big Grey Cat out, not sure if his “parents” will miss him or if he does this so often that they figure he’s someplace safe in someone’s cabin.
I’ll leave you with the view from our cabin from my knitting and spinning spot. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!!


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cathy-Cate
    Nov 22, 2007 @ 19:46:53

    Oh, oh, oh, what a gorgeous shot that last one is! Sounds like once you got everyone and the car on the properly equipped ferry, that you’re all having a great time. Enjoy! (You sneaky wi-fi-er, you!)


  2. kmkat
    Nov 22, 2007 @ 23:46:21

    I love a B&B that furnishes a kitty!


  3. Jeanne
    Nov 23, 2007 @ 05:48:21

    Sounds like a great time – and the last picture is just beautiful. Enjoy!


  4. Chris
    Nov 23, 2007 @ 10:48:42

    Sounds like you’re having a wonderful time! I love BGC’s white toes…


  5. mary
    Nov 23, 2007 @ 13:57:00

    hey – that cat is pebbles at west beach on orcas!


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