How do I get to Orcas Island? You will be taking a Washington State Ferry. Be sure to make reservations for the ferry you want to take. You can do this online anytime after 7 a.m. on June 28th, or by calling the Washington State Ferries directly at 1-888-808-7977 You can go on our private Retreat Facebook page to car pool or meet the other retreat folks.
What is the address of our house? It is 117 Waldron View Lane.
What time can I check in? The beach house is available for check in at 4 pm. Please be sure to not arrive any earlier as we would not be ready to welcome you properly. Check out is at 11 am on the 19th.
What should I bring for the Retreat? - Casual, comfortable summer outfits - A swimsuit - Sun hat, sunglasses and/or sunscreen - Bug repellent - Prescription medicine - Walking shoes - Flip flops - A light sweater, jacket or or some sort of light layer for the evenings
Is there wi-fi at the beach house? Yes
What fun stuff can we do on our days off? Hike around Moran State Park exploring the amazing flora and fauna plus the largest waterfall on the San Juan Islands. There are over 38 miles of foot trails built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930's which take you around lakes, to falls and all the way up Mt. Constitution is you so desire, or Turtleback Mountain for a picnic and amazing views!
Saturday is the Orcas Farmers Market in Eastsound, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., which will fill our eyes and tummies with delight.
There are kayaks to rent, beaches to explore, a "slow life" little town to enjoy, and so much more.
As always, Carol Miner will be by my side as “Happiness Support Specialist” to make sure all your needs are addressed. Carol will take care of anything you may need in the world of logistics (help with travel plans, local information or a Tylenol).