A visit to Sea Shepherd HQ in Friday Harbor


It looks like Kim is attempting a hi-five instead of a hand strike, doesn't it?
Adam Lau and I spent the last 5 days at Sea Shepherd headquarters in Friday Harbor, Washington, visiting Kim and the rest of the crew. We lucked out and had absolutely beautiful weather for all 5 days -- it only started raining when I stepped foot into the little Cessna Caravan on my way back to Seattle. The San Juan Islands are some of the most beautiful islands I've ever seen, and those of you who are close to Sea Shepherd know how appropriate it is that their headquarters are surrounded by nature (in contrast to what is shown on TV, I mean).

A bonus: Julie Andersen was also in Friday Harbor while we were there! It was great to get to spend some time with Julie, as it had been far too long since our last meeting. Unfortunately, I missed Simeon Houtman by mere hours, and Laurens de Groot by a bit longer.

Adam and I had some official business to deal with while we were at HQ, and as a result, we spent the majority of our time glued to our computers. We did, however, go on a hike in an attempt to see some baby fox cubs that Kim and Julie had been seeing during the days before our arrival. We also stuffed ourselves full of delicious vegan food prepared by Kim and Alex, and were also treated to a night of bowling with Paul Watson, Amy, and Deborah. No evening of bowling is complete without witnessing Paul's 2-ball bowling technique.

Tons o' photos, below:

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And more photos, taken by Adam Lau:

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