We went to orcas Island last weekend for the wedding of Melody's co-worker Alex and his bride Irene. This post has some photos, but there are quite a few more (including some from our hikes) on the Orcas Island page.
The ceremony was held at the Orcas Hotel, and as you can see there was a great view of the ferry dock. The ferry didn't leave until just after the ceremony, horn and all!
Since the various events were held in the evening, we had the opportunity to hike around during the day. We went up Turtleback Mountain on Friday, where we had a great view of Waldron Island. Saturday's hike was much more ambitious, starting at Mountain Lake and taking a 7.5 mile, 1,400 foot elevation gain hike to the top of Mt. Constitution. We had a picnic lunch at the top and went up the watch tower where there were great views. On the way up, we saw a lot of flora and fauna, such as in these pictures.
We stayed at the Turtleback Farm Inn and enjoyed our time there. Who can complain about free cookies in the afternoon and breakfast in the morning? The room wasn't large (not much larger than what you see in the photo, plus the attached bathroom) but we were able to coordinate our movements enough to not step on each other. We left early Sunday morning and saw that the fog was settled in the valley.