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San Juan Sculptures Park

"Silent Words III" by Llyod Whannell

“Silent Words III” by Llyod Whannell

As I recently mentioned, I spent a long weekend on San Juan Island several weeks ago. While there, we spent an hour or two at the San Juan Sculptures Park. If on the island and you like art, this is a good place for a quick visit even if you don’t bring your camera. Not only are there sculptures to view, there are also large natural areas including a bit of waterfront. The artwork, more than 125 pieces, is scattered over 20 acres, providing plenty of room to explore. Apparently new sculptures are being added all the time, as when we were there, several pieces had not had their title/artist signs added yet and two workers were building a new stand for a yet-to-be-displayed piece. There is also a resident sculptor, who was setting up shop for the summer while we were there.  Admission is a suggested $5 donation per person. The park is within walking distance of the Roche Harbor resort. Together, the two make a good stopping spot for doing some travel photography.

"Double Swirl" by Andrew Carson

“Double Swirl” by Andrew Carson

"Island World" by Kirk McLean

Close up on “Island World” by Kirk McLean

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6 responses

  1. fabulous images here! wow!

    June 17, 2014 at 8:18 pm

  2. That does look like a gorgeous place Joe. Thanks for the head’s up. Approximately how much did it cost go go over and back on the ferry?

    June 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    • Ernie, the fare is about $61 for a standard car and driver, collected only westbound (ie roundtrip), about $15 less in the off season (Oct – April), somewhat cheaper for seniors, disabled, etc. Passengers are $12.95, about half as much for seniors. With the cost of transportation, plus how long you have to wait for the ferry (if you have a car) in Anacortes, it makes sense to make it an overnight trip to the island. If you are going without a car, a day trip might work okay.

      June 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm

  3. Reblogged this on theowlladyblog.

    June 18, 2014 at 10:38 am

  4. I like your muted take on “silent words III” – that piece speaks to me. I have looked through your nature gallery – stunning landscapes and captures.

    September 15, 2014 at 12:38 pm

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