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Feel free to share your impressions of your stay with us and your time on the Islands - your favorite hike, best dining experience (you can even mention your favorite breakfast or cookie), and most memorable moment. We will do our best to keep you apprised of not-to-miss events on the Islands and news from the Inn. Stay tuned and we are looking forward to your thoughts...

Accommodations in Friday Harbor, the Tucker House Inn

San Juan Island has some great spots for enjoying year-round tide-pooling. Marine Naturalist Brittany Bowles offers tips on getting the most from your excursion.

Tide Pooling on San Juan Island

Tide Pools can be a place of endless fascination and entertainment, for young and old alike. When the sea recedes on the rocks near the shore, it leaves little puddles of water, often home to delicate creatures that survive in both wet and dry conditions. They may […]

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Season of Change

We write often about the seasons in our blogs and newsletters. This is due in part to the fact that the foods we serve our guests are locally grown, so we are very much in touch with the seasonal crops. But it’s also because here on San […]

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Halloween Oct 1981

DIY Halloween Tips From Friday Harbor B&B

The Friday Harbor Fire Department Thrift House has a whole rack of Halloween costumes out. Even better, they have lots of colorful garments and linens for those who like to stretch their imagination and create something unique, avoiding the toxic dyes and petroleum-based products of ready-made costumes. […]

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Court Rules that Federal Agency Failed to Protect Thousands of Whales and Dolphins from Navy Sonar

A federal court has ruled that National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) failed to protect thousands of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions from U.S. Navy warfare training exercises along the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington. In an opinion released late Wednesday, Magistrate Judge Nandor Vadas, […]

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Guest Comments Spur Renovations for Friday Harbor B&B

Housekeepers, Innkeepers, Office staff – we all read those feedback forms that you, our guests, kindly take time to complete. It is from these forms that we learn what we’re doing right, where we need to tweak, and occasionally some great ideas to implement. During the busy […]

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Beatles Fans Will Love San Juan Island Artist’s Latest Creation

San Juan Island “Trash to Treasures” artist Kevin Roth has erected a whimsical tribute to the Beatles at the former site of his West Side Free Pile. The grand Yellow Submarine stands behind a memorial bench to beloved islander John Buck, creating a great photo op. The […]

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Friday Harbor B&B Chef Enters the San Juan Island Harvest Chili Cook-Off

The latest news: Chef Molly, who dreams up all the wonderful breakfasts at Harrison House Suites and Tucker House Inn, has decided to compete in the San Juan Island Harvest Chili Cook-Off.  She’s entered the Vegetarian category, and already has some of the ingredients marinating. I’m not […]

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San Juan Island has its share of "characters," and this B&B Blogger particularly loves Cow and Pig

More San Juan Island Characters

What is it about small communities and islands that breeds “characters?” You find them in every small town, every remote enclave; they are the people who feel free to express themselves in whatever way they choose, and seem to be accepted – good, bad, or indifferent – […]

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Orca Calf L-119 is Named

After several weeks of public voting with more than 2,500 votes counted, Southern Resident Community Orca calf  L-119 has received her name! Though the voting was close, Joy is the winning name by about 100 votes. Joy is a fitting name as this playful calf has brought […]

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Kwel Hoy’ – “We Draw the Line”

The Lummi tribe has declared their strong opposition to the Coal Project and on September 15th embarks on a 1200-mile long  road trip Lummi style, a Totem Pole Journey through the sacred landscapes of the West, to unite the west in saying NO to coal export. Kwel […]

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The proposed coal terminal in Longview would ship 44 million tons of coal per year, almost as much as Cherry Point in Bellingham. Courtesy of Columbia River Keeper.

Comments Open on Proposed Coal Terminal in Longview

Regulatory agencies are currently accepting comments on the scope of the Enviromental Impact Study for the proposed Longview coal terminal (Millennium Bulk Terminals.) The proposal would ship 44 million tons of coal across SR 432, 16 new trains a day, and run 730 coal ships per year […]

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We've now added the orange RSS feed icon on our blog posts. If you'd like to keep up on San Juan Island and B&B news, this is a real simple way to do it.

Use RSS Feed to Get San Juan Island and B&B News

We’ve now added the orange RSS feed icon on our blog posts for Tucker House Inn, Harrison House Suites, and Coho Restaurant. You’ll find it at the top of the right hand column. If you’d like to keep up on San Juan Island and B&B news, this […]

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The Samish Indian Nation of the San Juan Islands

With their powerful declaration against coal exports, the Lummi Nation has been in the news frequently of late. But there is another First Nations Tribe whose ancestral homes are right here in the San Juan Islands, the Samish Nation. Last month I attended a lecture at the […]

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Guest Sammy Molitor Enjoys His Pupcake from the Friday Harbor B&B That Pampers Four-Legged Guests

Letter from a Four-Legged Guest

  Dear Auntie Anna Maria, Uncle Dave, and the rest of the HH/TH crew: Thank you so much once again for letting me, little Sammy Molitor, spend another wonderful night with you.  My stay in Lizzie’s Cottage was absolutely fabulous and it was actually nice to stay […]

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Vote Yes on 522

This November, Washington State voters will decide whether to label genetically engineered foods. Nationwide, the past couple of months have shown a ramp-up of support for labeling, with labeling bills passing legislatures in Connecticut, and Maine. Washington, however, is the only state sending a genetically engineered foods […]

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Coal Exports – Summer 2013 Developments

We are making progress in our fight against the proposed coal exports project. As you’ve no doubt heard, there is a major proposal to strip mine coal in the Powder River Basin region of Wyoming and Montana, transport it by long, open train cars through cities and […]

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Friday Harbor, San Juan Island Maps Available for I-Phones

Now you can get rid of the paper map and download it on your I-Phone. Town Graphics, the creator of the maps that we give out at the Inns, has just released two free apps, one for Friday Harbor/San Juan Island, and the other for Eastsound/Orcas Island. […]

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Lummi Leaders Embark on Totem Pole Journey from San Juan Islands to Protest Coal Exports

Our neighbors from the Lummi Nation are about to embark on a 1,500-mile Totem Pole Journey and you are invited to hear their story.   Lummi leaders, Jeremiah Julius and Jewell James will discuss their upcoming Totem Pole Journey and other activities related to their opposition to the […]

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Thank You to Lummi Nation for Letter to Army Corp of Engineers

We would like to thank the Lummi Nation for submitting a formal letter to the Army Corps of Engineers declaring their opposition to the Gateway Pacific coal terminal project. Though they had previously submitted extensive documentation stating their opposition and the reasons why, the Army Corp of […]

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Whale Museum Looks for Votes to Name L-119

Cast Your Vote to Name L-119, the New Orca Calf! Each year The Whale Museum gives names to calves of the Southern Resident Community who have survived a full winter. This year, it’s time to name L-119 (female), first seen in May of 2012 and the offspring […]

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