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Island Hopping on Three of Washington's San Juan Islands

Program Number: 18520RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/18/2015 - 4/24/2015; 5/2/2015 - 5/8/2015; 5/16/2015 - 5/22/2015; 5/23/2015 - 5/29/2015; 6/6/2015 - 6/12/2015; 6/13/2015 - 6/19/2015; 6/27/2015 - 7/3/2015; 7/25/2015 - 7/31/2015; 8/15/2015 - 8/21/2015; 9/12/2015 - 9/18/2015; 9/19/2015 - 9/25/2015; 10/10/2015 - 10/16/2015; 10/17/2015 - 10/23/2015;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: Seattle, Washington
Price starting at: $1,175.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: History & Culture Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 16; 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the San Juan Archipelago while you uncover the cultures and landscapes unique to San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands. Meet historians, artists, farmers, preservationists and other islanders who make up the fabric of these communities, and explore scenic shorelines, mountain vistas, rare coastal prairie and the region's iconic evergreen forests.




Highlights

• Spend a day on Orcas Island and explore the island's creative culture on a visit to a phenomenal private collection of San Juan Islands art.
• A ride aboard the Washington State Ferry takes you to a sustainable farm on Lopez Island to discuss sustainable farming on the islands with a renowned expert.
• On San Juan Island, take field trips to an outdoor sculpture park, historic Roche Harbor Village, a picturesque lighthouse and more.



Activity Particulars

Frequent getting on and off of mini-bus /van. Bus/van does not have lift.



Itinerary Summary

Arrival Seattle, Wash., 1 night; coach & ferry to Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Wash., 5 nights; ferry & coach to Seattle, departure.



Coordinated by Skagit Valley College.




Seattle

Seattle is a visual gem, set amid saltwater, lakes and mountains. International influences abound in this congenial city. Unique neighborhoods, world-class cultural institutions, parks and the landmark Space Needle are just the beginning.



San Juan Islands

More than 200 individual islands comprise this archipelago off the upper northwest coast of Washington state. Only a handful are home to permanent residents, many of whom stay for the close-knit community unique to Island living.



Accommodations
Seattle: Comfortable hotel with indoor swimming pool. Friday Harbor: Stylish inn with heated indoor pool, fitness center, complimentary bikes.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Russel Barsh

A graduate of Harvard University, Russel Barsh has devoted his career to educating and advising Native peoples on land and environmental issues. He has served as an adviser to United Nations agencies as an advocate for indigenous peoples in developing countries, and worked as the science adviser to indigenous organizations participating in the "Earth Summit," carrying out field missions in South Africa and Asia. Russel serves as the director of KWIAHT, a nonprofit laboratory in the Salish Sea.
 
Mike O'Connell

Mike O’Connell manages the Glenwood Springs Salmon Restoration Hatchery on Orcas Island, sponsored by the private non-profit organization called “Long Live the Kings.” LLTK is committed to restoring wild salmon to the waters of the Pacific Northwest. Mike is a long time fisheries biologist with experience and training in many areas of natural resource management. Prior to joining LLTK's staff in 2001, he was a district watershed manager for the Middle Deschutes Watershed in central Oregon.
 
Michael Vouri

Michael Vouri is chief park interpreter and historian for San Juan Island National Park. He is a passionate historian with an unmatched knowledge of regional history and exploration. He is the author of "The Pig War," and co-author of "Images of America – Friday Harbor." Michael is well known regionally for “An Evening with George Pickett,” a critically acclaimed stage play based on a local historical figure. Mike is a long-time and very popular Road Scholar instructor.
 
Emily Reed

Emily Reed is a longtime islander who writes a monthly column on art in the Islands Weekly newspaper. She served as a college adviser at UC Berkeley in the 1960s before moving to San Juan Island, where she later worked as a high school counselor for 18 years at Friday Harbor High School. Emily is a veteran Road Scholar contributor, and has published “Emily’s Guides to the San Juan Islands,” the definitive travel information source for the region.
 
Shona Aitken

A native of Scotland, Shona Aitken earned a degree in ecology and broadened her background in environmental education while working in her home country and spending two years in Sweden. She is currently the Education Coordinator for Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on San Juan Island where she teaches people about local wildlife and increases awareness of the impact of human activities on wild creatures.
 
Bruce Dunlop

Bruce Dunlop owns and operates the small livestock farm and specialty food business called Lopez Island Farm. He started the environmentally friendly farm over 10 years ago, and now his products are sold throughout the Northwest. Bruce received bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemical engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and spent 17 years working in the food and agricultural industries. Bruce lives on his farm and produces lamb and pork to help feed his community.
 
Lauri Fahlberg

Dr. Lauri Fahlberg is a recently retired professor of health sciences from Carroll College in Montana. Lauri has also studied at yoga institutes from Colorado to Kathmandu, and has been a yoga teacher for 30 years. Lauri grew up skiing, hiking, and climbing in Colorado, and has climbed extensively in the Rocky Mountains and the Himalaya. She has been a marathon runner, triathlete, and cyclist, competing in national and international cycling classics, and in ski marathons. In 2005, she and her husband replaced their sea kayaks with a bluewater sailboat, and lived aboard it for 18 months. In years past, Lauri’s passion for health, education, travel, and service led her to establish tuberculosis prevention programs in Nepal, work with HIV/AIDS patients and their families in Africa, assist in a medicinal plant clinic in Guatemala, and help develop a Fetal Alcohol Syndrome prevention program in Alaska. She and her husband divide their time between San Juan Island and other parts of the world.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Renton
  Seattle 1 night
   Earthbox Inn & Spa
  Friday Harbor, San Juan Island 5 nights
 Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Renton
Type: Hotel
  Contact info: 1801 E. Valley Road
Renton, WA 98057 USA
phone: 425-430-1414 xor8777829444
web: www.hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/washington/hilton-garden-inn-seattle-renton-SEARHGI/index.html?WT.srch=1
  Room amenities: Rooms feature a spacious work desk with Mirra® ergonomic chair; secure in-room printing to the business center and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Enjoy a 32" LCD flat-panel TV with premium cable channels – plus a microwave, coffeemaker, refrigerator, clock radio with MP3 connection, iron, hairdryer and laundry services.
  Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include: complimentary internet access; indoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa; 24-hour fitness center; on -site restaurant; Business Center; automated teller (ATM); baggage storage; coin laundry; elevators; laundry/valet service; local area transportation; on-site Convenience Store; • Pavilion Lounge; room service; complimentary parking and safety deposit box.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: *Contact Hotel directly When booking an extended stay, please ask for the AAA rate. This will give the best available rate for Road Scholar guests.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM

 Earthbox Inn & Spa
Type: Inn
  Description: You will stay in a stylishly renovated local Inn, proudly preserving the comfortable simplicity of its classic motor inn structure completely renovated with natural design choices and a full complement of modern, more upscale features and amenities. Inn amenities include heated indoor pool and jacuzzi, dry sauna, and limited exercise facilities open year round. The Spa at Earthbox is on site and available for massage, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. Rooms at the Inn have 2 queen sized beds, a mini-fridge, complimentary WiFi, and private baths. The Inn is easy walking distance (1-3 blocks) from all of the Friday Harbor amenities and just 3 blocks from the waterfront. Earthbox Inn & Spa provides complimentary courtesy shuttle from the ferry landing. To reserve a space on the courtesy shuttle, please call 1-800-793-4756. Reservations for the Inn shuttle will be accepted between 30 days – 7 days prior to your program start date. (Please note that courtesy shuttle is available only at limited day times (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM) and may not be available when Inn staff is limited. For other ferry arrivals and when courtesy shuttle is not available, taxis are readily available at the ferry landing for the short ride to the inn (approx $5-8).
  Contact info: 410 Spring Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
phone: 800-793-4756
web: www.earthboxinn.com
  Room amenities: All rooms include private bathroom, telephone, cable TV, free WiFi, coffee maker, microwave, mini-refrigerator, hair dryer, and free off-street parking. Note: second floor accommodations at the Earthbox Inn & Spa are accessible by stairs only. If you require a ground floor room, please contact our Friday Harbor office approximately 30 days prior to the start of your program. We can be reached at 360-378-3265 or at roadscholar@skagit.edu and are available M-F (8am-5pm PST). All ground floor requests will be accommodated based on availability.
  Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool, jacuzzi / sauna, full-service day spa, conference room, coin-op self-laundry on-site, free beach cruiser bicycle rentals, and limited exercise facility on-site. Courtesy shuttle from ferry dock, seaplane dock, or local airport upon request. *Please note: courtesy shuttle is only available during limited times of the day (8 am - 5 pm) and may not be available when hotel staffing is limited. Taxi cabs are also available for approximately $5-$7.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights after: Varies by season. Please call Earthbox Inn & Spa directly at 1-800-793-4756 for extended stay reservations and rates.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Your Road Scholar program will begin with an orientation at 5:00 pm in hotel conference room. You will be staying at Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Renton that night.
  End of Program:
Your Road Scholar Program ends with Charter Coach drops at SeaTac Airport (approx. 12:30 pm) or Hilton Garden Inn Seattle (approx. 1:30pm),on final program day. *Schedule outbound flights after 2:30. You will be staying at Earthbox Inn & Spa the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Complimentary off street parking readily available at hotel.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Seattle
  Nearest city or town:  Seattle
  Nearest highway: Interstate 5
  Nearest airport:  Sea-Tac Intl Airport
  From End of Program
  Location:  Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
  Nearest city or town:  Friday Harbor
  Nearest highway: Interstate 5, 30 miles
  Nearest airport:  Major: SeaTac Airport, Seattle. Small: Friday Harbor Airport
Travel Details
 

Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Renton

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Courtesy Hotel Shuttle
phone: 425-430-1414

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Complimentary
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

15 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

5 miles

   

Complimentary shuttle available 5AM to 10PM daily.

 

Late arrivals to Hilton Garden Inn - Seattle/Renton

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Shuttle Express
phone: 425-981-7000
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$44
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

20-30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

25-30 miles

   

For arrival times when the courtesy hotel shuttle is unavailable, Shuttle Express can be used to get from SeaTac airport to your hotel. Reservations from the airport are highly recommended, although walk-ups are welcome.. Special rates given to party of two or more. Additional discount given for Round trip booking. Approximate charge for two people (one way) is $50 or $90 (round trip). Fares subject to change.

 
Driving Directions
  North of Seattle to Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Renton Take I-5 Southbound to I-405 and follow ramp to I-405 Northbound. Take exit #1, West Valley Highway, turn left onto Interurban. Take right at South Grady, Right at Lind, Left at SW 16th. Hotel is on right side around curve.
  South of Seattle to Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Renton Take I-5 Northbound to I-405. Take I-405 North to exit #1, West Valley Highway exit, Left to Grady Way, take right. Proceed to Lind Avenue turn right. Turn left onto SW 16th St. Hotel is 1 block down on right around curve.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Welcome & Orientation Program
(Saturday, October 10)
   
 Afternoon: Welcome and Program Orientation
 Dinner: Catered Welcome Dinner featuring meat or vegetarian lasagna in Conference Dining Room
 Evening: Get Acquainted Program follows dinner
   
Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Renton
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Ferry to San Juan Island / Check into San Juan Island Hotel / Presentation on Contemporary Life in the Islands
(Sunday, October 11)
   
 Breakfast: Extensive breakfast buffet served in hotel Conference/Breakfast Room featuring, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, a variety of fresh fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, breakfast breads/toast, juices and coffee.
 Morning: On our way to San Juan Island, we’ll visit the artfully designed Hibulb Cultural Center. The Hibulb Cultural Center and natural History Preserve has over 23, 000 square feet of exhibits and classrooms and 50 acres of natural history preserve that tell the store of the “salmon people,” the Tulalip Nation. The artifacts, carvings, art and interactive displays weave insight and understanding to the land, the people, and the culture of the many Northwest Tribal ancestors.
 Lunch: We’ll have lunch in the fishing Port of Anacortes, WA. Croatian families settled in the Anacortes area beginning in the 1870’s and brought their centuries-old traditions of sailing and fishing. With our Northwest-style lunch at the Croatian Cultural Center, we’ll experience first-hand this warm, welcoming family community.
 Afternoon: We'll board the WA State ferry in Anacortes, WA - on our way to Friday Harbor. Enjoy the view from the inside passenger cabins or from the outside decks as we take our 1.5 hour journey through the archipelago to Friday Harbor.
 Dinner: Our dinners are served buffet style so that you choose what works for you. Tonight’s dinner features NW green salad, grilled chicken, steamed veggies, and red potatoes or rice – topped off with coffee, tea, iced tea, water and dessert of the day.
 Evening: Presentation "Reflections on San Juan Islands" offers an insider’s look at contemporary life in the Islands.
   
Accommodations: Earthbox Inn & Spa
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: San Juan Island Excursion: Tip-Tip Explorations
(Monday, October 12)
   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet served by our private caterer in Conference Dining Room featuring: a variety of fresh fruites, assorted hot/cold cereals, assorted brekfast breads (toast, English muffin, bagel, etc) cottage cheese, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice.
 Morning: Morning presentation uncovers the authentic Coast Salish Native history with particular note of Islands rich archaeological heritage. Following our presentation, we will depart for small group walking field trips to the San Juan Island Historical Museum and the Whale Museum, the nation's first museum dedicated to whale's living in the wild. Docent guided expert program at both museums.
 Lunch: Have lunch the way you like it! Lunch will be served buffet style and features a soup of the day with salad bar (including green leaf / spinach salad, a variety of fresh raw veggies, potato salad, three bean salad, and more) - topped off with coffee, tea, iced tea, and dessert of the day.
 Afternoon: Explore San Juan Island from tip to tip, starting at the Historic National Parks (American Camp and British Camp). At our final destination at the northern tip of the island, you'll have the choice to visit either the historic Roche Harbor village (with its lovely marina and English gardens) or visit the Westcott Bay Sculpture Park (where you can view hundreds of outdoor sculptures thoughtfully placed amidst acres of quiet forests, wetlands, and meadows.
 Dinner: Our dinners are served buffet style so that you choose what works for you. Tonight’s dinner features NW green salad, baked salmon/fish (as locally available by season), rice , and steamed veggies– topped off with coffee, tea, iced tea, water and dessert of the day.
 Evening: Evening presentation details the local arts community and uncovers how the beauty and community combine to form a vibrant arts community. Meet a local guest artist!
   
Accommodations: Earthbox Inn & Spa
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Orcas Island - "Creative Spirit of the Emerald Isle" as seen from prolific art collections to salmon restoration efforts.
(Tuesday, October 13)
   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet served by our private caterer in Conference Dining Room featuring: a variety of fresh fruites, assorted hot/cold cereals, assorted brekfast breads (toast, English muffin, bagel, etc) cottage cheese, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice. Breakfast is early on this day so that we may catch the inter-island ferry.
 Morning: Board the inter-island ferry for the scenic cruise to Orcas Island. Explore the creative culture of Orcas with a field trip to private art collection showcasing works created in the San Juan's, personally guided by the owner/curator. This private residence includes a whimsical underground grotto, undersea oracle and many works commissioned as part of the Museum's architecture. Our exploration of Orcas Island also includes a visit to Moran State Park. Ancient cedars, fresh-water lakes, and fern-blanketed trails set the perfect backdrop as we learn about the history; ecology; and preservation efforts of this wonderful park.
 Lunch: Since we'll be out exploring, we'll enjoy a picnic/bag lunch today. Our caterer will provide whole fresh fruit, chips, bottled water, and a chef's choice fresh bakery treat for everyone. Each member of the group will build their own sandwich to their liking - choosing from an assortment of meats, cheese, breads, and condiments.
 Afternoon: Field trip continues to historic farmstead, now a showcase Chinook Salmon enhancement facility seen as a benchmark for natural rearing methods in the Northwest. Cruise through the Islands aboard the ferry in the late afternoon and return to Friday Harbor, San Juan Island in time for dinner.
 Dinner: Dinner on own - to sample the local fare!
 Evening: Enjoy a free evening to stroll the seaside town of Friday Harbor.
   
Accommodations: Earthbox Inn & Spa
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: San Juan Island Excursion: Coast-Coast Explorations
(Wednesday, October 14)
   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet served by our private caterer in Conference Dining Room featuring: a variety of fresh fruites, assorted hot/cold cereals, assorted brekfast breads (toast, English muffin, bagel, etc) cottage cheese, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice.
 Morning: A Wildlife Rehabilitation expert begins our morning with an informative presentation about the wildlife that call the San Juan Islands home. A field trip follows - to the Island's southern tip explores San Juan Island Lavender Farm.
 Lunch: Since we'll be out exploring, we'll enjoy a picnic/bag lunch today. Our caterer will provide whole fresh fruit, chips, bottled water, and a chef's choice fresh bakery treat for everyone. Each member of the group will build their own sandwich to their liking - choosing from an assortment of meats, cheese, breads, and condiments
 Afternoon: Our field trip continues to the picturesque Limekiln Lighthouse, now an Orca whale observation outpost. Early afternoon return to hotel, where we will depart for small group walking field trips to the San Juan Island Historical Museum and the Whale Museum, the nation's first museum dedicated to whale's living in the wild. Docent guided expert program at both museums. Free time in Friday Harbor follows museum explorations.
 Dinner: Our dinners are served buffet style so that you choose what works for you. Tonight's dinner features NW green salad, home-made meatloaf, steamed veggies, and one of the following: rice, potatoes, pasta- topped off with coffe, tea, iced tea, water, and dessert of the day.
 Evening: Rousing evening presentation on regional exploration and island history.
   
Accommodations: Earthbox Inn & Spa
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Lopez Island - Models of sustainable farming and living on "the friendly isle."
(Thursday, October 15)
   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast Buffet served by our private caterer in Conference Dining Room featuring: a variety of fresh fruites, assorted hot/cold cereals, assorted brekfast breads (toast, English muffin, bagel, etc) cottage cheese, boiled eggs, coffee, tea, juice. Breakfast is early on this day so that we may catch the inter-island ferry.
 Morning: Hop aboard the WA State ferry and sail to Lopez Island. In the lovingly restored 1917 Port Stanley School house, discuss a year in the life of a Lopez Island gentlemen farmer. Learn about his innovative successful formula for small grass-fed sheep farming and idyllic lifestyle.
 Lunch: Picnic Lunch at the beautifully restored historic Port Stanley School House. Our caterer will provide whole fresh fruit, chips, bottled water, and a chef's choice fresh bakery treat for everyone. Each member of the group will build their own sandwich to their liking - choosing from an assortment of meats, cheese, breads, and condiments.
 Afternoon: After a picnic lunch at the schoolhouse, hear first-hand about an acclaimed local organization dedicated to building a diverse, sustainable Lopez Island community through award-winning environmentally designed affordable housing, sustainable agriculture, and other dynamic and successful rural development programs. Then, we're off to explore the island and the Watmough Bay Preserve. This local treasure represents a consortium of land preservation efforts that reign throughout all of the San Juan Islands. At Watmough, we’ll relish the spectacular views, and savor our immersion into nature as we gain insight to the fragile ecosystems of the land; and the efforts that made it a public place for all to enjoy. Field trip continues to tiny Lopez Village to uncover its keenly designed community layout. At the Lopez Vineyard village tasting room, we'll hear about wine making in the islands and enjoy a sample! Take a break from your study and mingle with the friendly locals as you stroll the village during some relaxed open time. Return to San Juan Island via ferry in the late afternoon.
 Dinner: Our dinners are served buffet style so that you choose what works for you. Tonight's dinner features NW green salad, prawns, and scallops (in sun-dried tomato pesto), penne pasta and steamed veggies - topped off with coffee, tea, iced tea, water, and dessert of the day.
 Evening: As our program winds to a close, we celebrate the final evening with a farewell musical performance
   
Accommodations: Earthbox Inn & Spa
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Farewell and Departure
(Friday, October 16)
   
 Breakfast: In Conference Dining Room featuring healthy & delicious home-style meals served buffet-style. Meals are prepared by our private caterer and proudly served with enthusiasm!
 Morning: Depart Friday Harbor, San Juan Island via the Washington State ferry and chartered motor coach. Program concludes in Seattle with drop off at SeaTac International airport(approximately 12:30pm) or the Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Renton (approximately 1:00) on final day of the program. We recommend scheduling outbound flights after 2:30 pm.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Seattle Seattle Visitor's Guide
Seattle's Convention and Visitor's Bureau For additional information, visit www.visitseattle.org
  Visitor's Guide
Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau For additional information, visit www.seeseattle.com
  Friday Harbor, San Juan Island San Juan Island Activities
Among the many free time activities in Friday Harbor are whale watching, kayaking, beachcombing, bicycling, fishing, shopping, museums, outdoor sculpture park, historic sites, and ferry trips to other islands. For additional information, visit www.sanjuanisland.org
  San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
The San Juan Islands are just a scenic ferry ride or a short flight from the northwest Washington mainland. Whether you yearn for the slow pace of island time or the excitement of new experiences, you're sure to enjoy your time in the San Juan Islands. For additional information, visit www.visitsanjuans.com
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


Friday Harbor


Author: Mike Vouri, San Juan Historical Society, Julia Vouri


Description: A book that reviews the rich history and residents of Friday Harbor throughout the past 100 years.



Living High: An Unconventional Autobiography


Author: June Burn


Description: This autobiography chronicles Farrar and June Burns travels around the United States and their experience homesteading in the San Juan Islands, teaching Eskimos and traveling across the United States in a covered wagon. She wrote extensively for various periodicals and wrote several books. Burn's autobiography Living High: An Unconventional Autobiography (1941) documents much of her early life story, particularly her time on Sentinel and Waldron Islands in Washington’s San Juan Islands. The book has been republished several times.



San Juan Islands, Afoot and Afloat


Author: Marge & Ted Mueller


Description: Thousands of visitors are drawn annually to the San Juan Islands, which are famed for their safe, scenic boating, lush meadows and dense forests, abundant bird life, and fascinating bits of history. Most of those visitors (and residents alike) have relied on this best-selling guide to outdoor recreation in the Islands. Now in a fully revised third edition, the book covers everything you want to know about park and marina facilities, beaches, shorelines, historic sites, natural science, and marine life. Whether you arrive by land, sea, or air, this fact-filled guide is a must for enjoying the best of the San Juans.





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