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Flip Flops in January: Three Girls and a Truck at Village Nurseries, San Diego

photo credit: Jackie Mayer Blum


We are wintering in San Diego, living on a mattress with a small bistro table, a couple folding chairs, and two bright Hawaiian printed Tommy Bahama beach chairs in an otherwise empty house. 429 more words

Lime Kiln

Lime kilns are used to heat limestone in order to create cement.  A seemingly endless vein of pure limestone and the growing demand for its use in road construction, mortar, etc. 94 more words


Hotel de Haro

Washington State’s oldest continually operated hotel, the Hotel De Haro, is located in Roche Harbor on the north side the San Juan Island.   Its 20 rooms have hosted visitors since 1886, including Theodore Roosevelt and John Wayne. 89 more words


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Back Home for the Holidays

Autumn quarter has wrapped up, and now I am free to return home for the holidays. This moment has been LONG awaited. 972 more words


2017 Reflections

Looking back at 2017 such overwhelming events and times of despair. Our endangered Southern Resident orca now only 76 individuals and the least amount of sightings here in the Salish Sea in 43 years of research. 315 more words

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Lime Kiln Lighthouse

On the west side of San Juan Island is Lime Kiln Point State Park, where a lighthouse guides ships through the Haro Straight between Vancouver Island, British Columbia and the San Juan Islands of Washington State. 93 more words


Roche Harbor

On the northwest side of San Juan Island, off the coast of Washington State, is Roche Harbor.  The harbor is sheltered on three sides making it ideal for small pleasure craft.  27 more words