Re: San Juans; advice & suggestions
I was going to say, James Island across Rosario is a good first day stop. I've done that in the past with parents starting much closer than you in idaho. We usually put in at, dang it, not ringing a bell......just down the road from the ferry terminal. Cap Sante and Marine Servicenter run launches on the north/east side of town, this is west and south where I am thinking of. At the end of the day, the distance tween the three is probably less than 1-3 miles to where ever you are going.......
Spencer spit is nice to see, Never been to sucia yet. Fishermans bay on the east side of lopez is fun too. Watch out for low tides going in, at 0' it is dredged to 5' depth. Clark ? island to the north, but south of Sucia is a quite spot too. Never got to Doe island, it was always busy when we went by.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!