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I drove up to Port Townsend, WA to grab my brother for a weekend in San Juan. The weather was thankfully unbelievable, there had been whispers of rain. First stop, the San Juan Vineyards on route to our campsite for a wine tasting. Only a handful of the wines had grapes grown on the island, others from just off the island. Directly across from the small tasting farmhouse was Mona, the camel. First night was perfect weather and a full moon! Saturday we hikes Mt. Young and befriended a grey fox at the summit. Wild flowers were in full bloom at the Redoubt at American Camp and then we ended the day with a hike of Mt. Finlayson. Lunch was a wonderful taco filled with yams, leeks, and roasted peppers and the local saturday market. I can’t get enough of markets! We finished the night off with calamari, crab cakes and some tasty local beer. And of course, a campfire. Sunday we visited Lime Kiln State Park and saw old lime kilns that were used on the island. It was near an old lighthouse that is now used to also spot and research whales near the island. We spotted a handful of purple starfish and some crazy looking barnacles. We did some shopping in town and were sad to have to leave! San Juan was amazing and definitely a place to return to.

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