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Published: August 22nd 2006
On Thursday we traveled out to Whidbey Island, Heather in the car and Joe (my cousin) his 7 month old daughter Stella and another family (Vlad, Nat and Joey ) in Joe’s boat. The house we rented was amazing; right on the waters edge, sound system in every room and a lift even thought there were only 3 floors. The owners had built it about 4 years before on some land his grandparents had. If we had to be really picky we would suggest a hot tub in the yard and a bath, especially one on the top floor overlooking the sea.
By the end of the weekend there were 9 adults, 2 babies and 2 dogs: a very packed but happy house. Most of the time we just chilled out, through balls for the dogs using a great American invention of a ball thrower which is like a lacrosse stick that throws the ball really far. (Roxy is exhausted and is now suffering from 3 days of running on sand and swimming out to the balls.)
The guy who owns the place lent us his Sea-Doo (jet ski) which was awesome (excuse the Americanism) It goes 50mph and was so
much fun. Joe put a crab catcher down and caught a tiny crab which escaped and a huge starfish, with about 20 tentacles and was about 30cm across.
On Friday we all went on a little boat trip nosy-ing at the other houses in the bay, when Joe spotted a seal sitting on the edge of a boat. It was amazing. It didn’t jump of and we could look at it really close. It started the debate of weather it was a seal or sea lion but we googled it and as we couldn’t see any ear flaps decided it was a seal.
We eat loads of food and one evening lit the fire pit and enjoyed the American delicacy of Smores. Melted marshmallow squashed between 2 sweet crackers with chocolate. Mmmm!! I’m stocking up on fat reserves just incase!!
On the journey back to Seattle we saw another seal on a beacon and some pauporses as well as really large salmon jumping in the locks just going into the city. I am here for another 3 days, just spending time with Joe and Stella and seeing my Aunt and Uncle. As I was here last year I have done
most of the touristy stuff but I will probably go shopping at some point.
Next Stop Fiji.
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