Whale Watching in San Juan Islands

lime kiln point view kayakers

We’d heard the San Juan Islands were an excellent opportunity to spot Killer whales (Orca). I’d never seen an Orca before and neither had Renee so we were both very keen to. Renee looked into whale watching tours and we eventually decided on Captain Jim’s. His sounded like a smaller business which we hoped would […]

Time in Seattle with my Extended Family

La Push - Seattle

25 August – 03 September 2010 One night we drove up and camped the night in La Push, a beautiful wild beach strewn with driftwood and birdlife. We had a BBQ on the beach, toasted marshmallows on the open fire and drank to the early hours. [pe2-gallery class="alignright" ] [/pe2-gallery] La Push, for now it […]

Time in Seattle with my Mum

Seattle Bay

21 – 24 August 2010 It was lovely to catch up with my mum in Seattle, by this time I’d been away from New Zealand for close to four months so we had a lot to catch up on; although we only had a brief time together we had fun. One of the cool things […]

Arriving in Seattle Just to be Interrogated by Customs

US Customs

21 August 2010 When I touched down in Seattle customs were waiting, they held me for two hours because I was ‘different’. When I arrived  I got past the first member of US security, I even thought I’d successfully talked my way past the second check point when out of the blue the asshole hands […]