It’s time to share more photos of Washington Island, summer-style.
Water levels are still exceptionally high. There’s water on the ferry dock and across the road leading to the Jackson Harbor town dock.
The fields are filled with corn, summer blooms, butterflies, Whitetail Deer, Sandhill Cranes and hidden (and not-so-hidden) lavender.
As far as an update on Island happenings in general, more events have been postponed until 2021, including the Death’s Door BBQ, Lions Club Fly-In Fish Boil and Island Fair and Scandinavian Dance Festival. In addition, Rock Island State Park is closed for the season to all visitors. The Friends of Rock Island continue to share information on their Facebook page.
The newly christened W.I. Ferry Line vessel, Madonna, should be arriving in Island waters within the next few weeks. There have been many days of brisk ferry traffic since early July as visitors continue to make their way to Door County and to the Island. Since the beginning of July, we have expanded our shop hours to 10 am – 4 pm every day. (Note: Face masks are required in the shop.)
Coffee shops and restaurants continue to operate as they have from the beginning of the season with some as take-out only, others offering outdoor and/or indoor seating. The Hotel Washington will soon have to-go-only options available.
We have now held two Sievers classes, Quilt Design with Ellen Graf and Fair Isle Knitting Techniques with Mary Germain. We’ll be sharing some photos next time. Although many classes have been cancelled this year, even into August and September, we hope to hold more. Each has its own considerations and we’re currently looking about six weeks ahead of the scheduled dates. All the same guidelines are still in place (see our June 8 blog).
There have and will continue to be many changes in 2020. We’re grateful for the things that never seem to change…Washington Island sunsets being one of them.