Trip to Orcas

So after all my hubris in my last post, I did not actually sail over. My ankle is still pretty bad, and for a solo trip it just seemed like a big ol’ bad idea. And I’ve had a few of those recently, and am trying to break the streak.

Instead, I hopped on the ferry to Friday harbour on San Juan island, where my friend Elyess and two of her friends were waiting to pick me up in a little boat and make the 45 minute trip to Orcas.

 

It was a beautiful evening

That evening, Elysee cooked goat heart tacos, because she is METAL AS FUCK

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The next day, we did some bee keeping

The smoke puts the bees to sleep apparently

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Bees are straight up amazing, and even with a couple of hives you get a TON of stuff – honey, bee glue and beeswax. Plus they pollinate your garden!

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Scraping the honeycomb and straining it

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I want bees so bad. Maybe I can tow a few hives around on a barge – that will make me popular in marinas, I am sure, rollin’ on up in a boat covered with bees. At least until the first stiff breeze and the whole thing capsizes and sinks, leaving a cloud of very angry and confused bees.

I also played with the chickens

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Not quite sure whats up with my hair, kind of a lego man vibe going on.

At the end of the weekend, I had almost totally de-stressed, my foot felt a ton better and MAYBE I GET COULD SOME SAILING IN ON THIS SAILING BLOG PERCHANCE

Also I want to live on a small island. Sigh. One day. Also I scored a free sweet wool shirt, after it looked a ton better on me. Result!

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Matt

7 Comments

  1. If you keep intentionally spelling my name wrong I’m not inviting you back

      • I guess I should point out to your readers that when you say “we” did some beekeeping, you mean that I worked the hives while you cowered in fear off to the side and refused to get close.

  2. Kinda glad you didn’t sail over! I can only imagine how straining that would have been. Hope you’re less gimpy sooner rather than later.

    • Yeah, it would have been a terrible idea and I probably wouldn’t have made it. Ankle is a lot better – apparently I just need three days of relaxing and good food! Thanks for well wishes

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