Before checking out, the girls wanted to go kayaking again. Eva wanted to go on a kayak by herself and we argued but she insisted, so we let her and she did great.
Before going back to Friday Harbor and the ferry, we checked out the English Camp, where the British soldiers lived during the Pig War between the US and Britain. It’s interesting history and was news to me.
For an end of summer trip, we booked a couple nights at Snug Harbor Resort. That means we had to drive to Anacortes to get on a 1-hour ferry. Ferries are much more enjoyable when they’re rare compared to our life on Vashon Island when ferries were a hardship.
We got to San Juan Island and had lunch at San Juan Island Brewing, walked around Friday Harbor and then drove to the other side of the island to Mitchell Bay.
Out on the dock looking at Henry Island and Vancouver Island, Canada:
We had dinner and picked up some groceries in Roche Harbor.
Another Tour is over. This was the most competitive race I’ve ever seen, we didn’t know who would win until Stage 19. Usually, the winner is identified halfway through.
Egan Bernal, the youngest rider in the race, at 22, the youngest winner in 110 years, and the first Colombian and teammate to last year’s winner won the race! He took the yellow jersey, the white jersey and almost took, and probably could have if he wanted to, the polka dot jersey.
This was the first Tour I’ve watched without Paul Sherwen, who unexpectedly died last year, commentating and he was missed. I can’t complain about Bob Roll taking his place other than it being far too soon.
The kids went away to Camp Orkila on Orcas Island for 7 days! This is the first time we’ve been without kids for over 12 years and the first time they’ve all been away from us. They loved it and can’t wait to go again next year.
The final destination for the trip was Rome for 3 days. I had hurt my knee on the boat and by this time had a very painful time walking, so I ended up spending the days in the hotel with ice on my knee watching the Tour de France while Gay and the kids toured Rome.