Sunday, October 5, 2014

The magical kingdom of Stuart Island

Stuart Island is an island in the San Juan Islands. It lies north of San Juan Island, and is America's buffer against the traditionally bellicose Canadians. With no ferry service, and few year-round inhabitants, it is a remote outpost of a remote outpost. That's Canada out there. It looks like the U.S., but it's not. 
The beaches are rocky and slippery, and great for whale watching.
We watched the shit out of a pod of orcas. 
This is the view from Tip Top, the highest point on the island and a popular mating location. 
There is cool stuff on the island, like this '34 Chevy.
And these horny* donkeys. 
This one wouldn't take no for an answer. 
Plus on and around Stuart there is an abundance of delicious wildlife.
Here is a hoof we found. 

*hungry, not horny. My bad. 


  1. neat! how DO you get there, anyway? and where was your bike?

  2. thank you for your kind comment! no ferry, so you have to lasso and ride an orca out of roche harbor on san juan island. that's where steve miller lives.