My 4th of July Trail

Photo Jul 09, 3 40 58 PM

This path took me along the outer edge of Canoe Island, part of the San Juan Islands in Washington State. I am told the total circumference of the island is 3/4 of a mile, so I ran two laps. Trail running is an entirely different ballgame. I had sore muscles where I hadn’t even noticed muscles before! But the sound of the water lapping at the shore as I ran was marvelous.

And dinner freshly caught by my hubby, Lucas, and our farmhand, Kim, was a very good motivator also.

Photo Jul 10, 10 43 09 AM

The island itself is home to Kim’s folks, Connie and Joseph Jones, and the French Camp they run. Camp is a two-week stay for children ages 9 to 16 and begins with French lessons, along with sea kayaking, rock climbing, fencing, and a gamut of other awesome adventures. The campers even get to stay in teepees!

After running MaryJanesFarm Bed & Breakfast for the past two summers together, it was time for Kim and me to take our own vacations with our families. Thank you Kim, Connie, and Joseph!

Photo Jul 06, 3 08 10 PM

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    I have passed by the San Juan islands on the Ferry from Seattle and wondered what sort of things went on there. What a lovely camp on Canoe island! Oh, La, La!! Your running path was beautiful, but that dinner looked out of this world !

  2. Laurie Dimino says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful adventure together! Beautiful scenery, good food, combined with family and friends- sounds perfect!

  3. Karlyne says:

    We used to go island hopping (love the ferry ride) in the San Juans most summers, but I never did get to Canoe Island. One of these days…

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