Barbara Marrett

About the Author Barbara Marrett

The San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for San Juan County and the town of Friday Harbor in Washington State. We provide resources and services for the public and the media, as well as tourism news from the San Juan Islands. Personally I am an award-winning travel and boating writer and author of the travel adventure book, Mahina Tiare, Pacific Passages.

September 2020 Issue

The San Juan Islands

When the coronavirus known as COVID-19 became a pandemic earlier this year, the San Juan Islands responded with compassion and ingenuity. Sewing circles churned out cloth masks by the dozens, restaurants kept food banks well-supplied, and distillers switched to sanitizer instead of spirits.   Other ‘signs of the times’ were, quite literally, signs. Heart-shaped cutouts expressing peace, love and encouragement were…

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