Roche Harbor in the Spring
Spring time is one of our favorite times to travel. The weather usually cooperates, flowers boxes and hanging baskets are bursting with color and it is generally a quiet time compared to the hustle and bustle of the Summer. When we visit San Juan Island we like to spend at least a few afternoons and evening at Roche Harbor. We like the laid back, easy pace of the area and find it to be devoid of all the ferry traffic and tours which come in and out of Friday Harbor. We also love to kayak out of Roche Harbor with San Juan Outfitters and one of our favorite places to eat on the island (Madrona Bar and Grill) is located here too.
Signs of spring around every turn.
Although we have never stayed at Hotel de Haro we love the stately and picturesque backdrop it provides for the town.
Gearing up for our kayak adventure with San Juan Outfitters.
For dinner one evening we drove to Roche Harbor specifically to try out McMillin's Dining Room. Normally, we like to eat at Madrona Bar and Grill, but unfortunately they were not open yet for the season. McMillin's although a little on the pricier side served up amazingly delicious and fresh food. Cameron ordered the most insane burger. A burger topped with sweet potato fries with still yet another serving of fries on the side. I went for something a little lighter and ordered the jumbo prawns on a bed of wilted greens. Both were amazing in their own right and made us glad we drove over for dinner. On another day we enjoyed sandwiches from Lime Kiln Cafe for lunch with a side of obligatory donuts.
Checking out all the boats and reading their clever names is a highlight of every trip to Roche Harbor.
A quiet evening stroll in Roche Harbor.