For part of our 50th Anniversary celebration two weeks ago we rented a cabin on the beach on Orcas Island. It is just over an hour's ride on a Washington State Ferry to the island - and then another 45 minute drive to the cabin. It rained the whole time we were on the ferry and poured rain all the time Don was unloading the car at the cabin - and then it cleared up and was sunny and fabulous the rest of the weekend. Perfect timing.
Today I will just show you the outside and the deck at the cabin - another time I'll take you indoors of the charming cottage.
The view as you park at the cottage. It is located on Obstruction Pass, in a small cove.
Entrance - the decks all have lots of driftwood, which was collected on the beach
Close up of the porthole - even though it is on the starboard side of the house - and a driftwood sea serpent
There is a tiny cabin behind the cabin we rented - again with driftwood on the deck.
And deer grazing in the yard between the two cottages
That's our car on the left. While loading the car to come home the very tame deer tried to get into the trunk to get to our food. A neighbor saw them and shooed them away.
A nice place to sit on the back deck
Sea serpent railings going down the steps off the back steps
Lots of small stones and shells gathered from the beach
A piling holding up the railing of the back deck
View from the deck of the neighbors' docks and whale weather vane.
On the front deck a weathered wood and driftwood bench
The view from beside the house - the boats came and went the whole time we were there - this was a foggy morning that cleared to delightful sunshine in the afternoon
Mornings there would be dew on the spider webs on the deck.
A driftwood fence next to the tiny cottage
It was a great weekend - and a lovely cottage. We rented it through AirBnB - they have wonderful places to rent all over the world. The owner of this cabin, Jackie, has made it a fabulous experience and the cottage is simply charming.
There were even roses growing on the deck