On Saturday, we went to San Juan Island by taking a ferry. We waited in line in our truck for a while before driving onto the ferry, then we got out of our vehicle and explored the different decks and rooms of the ferry.
When we got off the ferry, we went to San Juan Island National Historical Park, an alpaca farm, a lavender farm, and a beach.
San Juan Island NHP
It all started with a pig’s death. British and Americans had been sharing the island, but were not very friendly about it, and in 1859, the final straw was drawn. An American, Lyman Cutlar, killed a British pig that he had found destroying his garden. A group of British soldiers and a group of American soldiers were sent to keep the peace between the two sides. They set up camps on opposite sides of the island, the British one being much more enjoyable to live in than the American camp. However, they managed to not start a war over a pig, and the two camps now stand as a reminder that problems can be solved without a war.