Ferry to Friday Harbor – Excerpts From a Photo Shoot

We spent a long weekend in Seattle for Father’s Day and I wanted to share some shots from that trip besides my shaved head at a Sounders game from last weeks post.

On Friday, we spent the day going up to Henry Island. Henry Island is located on the north end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in a group of islands called the San Juan Islands. This island is the most western island of the group and sits right across from Vancouver Island, British Columbia (just north of Victoria). To get to Henry Island, we needed to take a ferry (car and pedestrian) from Anacortes, Washington to Friday Harbor, which is located on San Juan Island proper. From Friday Harbor, we took our car across that island to the north end until we came into Roche Harbor. We did make a stop by Roche Harbor to go to an oyster farm, which is owned by the people we were going to see on Henry Island. After touring the oyster farm, we went back to Roche Harbor, parked the car and took a small boat that was left for us by family members over to Henry Island. I am going to be sharing a number of the shots that I took that day, but am breaking it down into what I think will be about three posts over the next few weeks. Today, I wanted to share some of the shots I captured on the ferry ride over to Friday Harbor.

Friday Harbor 1

Friday Harbor 1

This capture is some of the smaller islands along the channel. The weather that day was picture perfect. It can get kind of rough traversing these channels when the weather is inclement.

Friday Harbor 2

Friday Harbor 2

This is looking back towards the mainland (Anacortes).

Friday Harbor 3

Friday Harbor 3

This capture is a sailboat passing by as we continue our “little over an hour” journey on the ferry.

Friday Harbor 4

Friday Harbor 4

Friday Harbor…

Friday Harbor 5

Friday Harbor 5

More of Friday Harbor …

Friday Harbor 6

Friday Harbor 6

Still more….

Friday Harbor 7

Friday Harbor 7

And we have arrived!! Again, the weather was picture perfect and I think was able to capture some great shots. Thoughts?

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45 thoughts on “Ferry to Friday Harbor – Excerpts From a Photo Shoot

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I hear you Joy. The day we flew up there it was 112 here in Phoenix. It was in the low 70’s the entire weekend. They are now in the high 80’s up there and most homes/apts etc don’t have AC…the entire west is hot!!

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  1. reocochran

    My favorites are Harbor #5 and the photograph of Harbor #7. I really like the feeling of the pictures and places you capture somehow their “essence,” Kirt. Happy 4th of July weekend 🙂

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you for your kind words!!!! For the seven I posted….I took about 30 pictures. I tend to over kill but to me it’s better to whittle it down from multiple choices than not to get a good shot. 😀

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      It is beautiful country! We are fortunate to have a daughter who chose to go to school up there and has stayed after graduating! Great reason for us to make a couple trips a year😀

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      This island is right next to it…up close and personal next to it. We were told you don’t boat too far off the coast in the north end of Henry Island and you are in Canadian waters that’s how close it is! Entire area is stunning!

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      1. Sue Slaght

        The West Coast Trail was the beginning of my adventuring. A 40th birthday trip that changed the way I thought about vacations. 🙂

  2. Jet Eliot

    whew, Kirt, you sure caught some amazing views on your ferry ride! Wonderful photos, and a delightful ferry ride, thank you. You lucked out with weather! 🙂

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  3. Nancy

    These pictures are breathtaking. Heaven on earth!
    #1 and #5 are my favorites.
    You do such a remarkable job making us feel we are right there with you.

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  4. Indah Susanti

    Great images, Kirt! I like the first image and fifth especially 🙂 It must be a wonderful to sail around this beautiful place! Looking forward to the next post 🙂

    Reply
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  7. Darlene

    I love Friday Harbor! We used to have our own boat and would go over from Point Roberts for a day trip. I recall a great bookstore. I wonder if it is still there. I picked up some super reads from that store. Fabulous pictures!!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you very much! It was our first time there, but since the family our daughter is marrying into owns a home on Henry….probably not our last😀 Beautiful country!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I do them all digitally using a variety of software filters and brushes in Photoshop. Most are based on my photography….a few are “free hand digital brush painting”

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