Our second day at sea landed us at the Rosario Resort on Orcas Island. My wife and the kids headed up for a quick bite to eat at the grill while I wandered around the grounds taking photos. After a lunch we all headed up to tour the resort.
The Rosario itself is now a museum and open to the public. It contains a spa, restaurant, bar, music hall, library and multiple bedrooms. The craftsmanship seen in the building was amazing. It is nothing less than impressive to see the ingenuity used in structures of this age. I absolutely loved the massive size of the door hinges and didn’t realize that I didn’t take a photo of them until now. In the music hall photo below you can get a sense of how massive they are as seen attached to the two doors upstairs.
Today’s image was taken in the music hall of a 1900 Steinway piano and the pipes used in conjunction with the Aeolian Pipe Organ. Unfortunately we were unable to stay for the music performance that began daily at 4 and regrettably so as the second floor which contains the library is off limits until after the show.
We had a wonderful time touring this establishment. Everyone we talked with was a pure delight to engage in conversation with. As both my wife and I feel like we might enjoy touring all the San Juan Islands by another means of transportation other than boat I think we would both very much enjoy spending more time here.
I have many more photos of the Rosario that I can’t wait to process and share with you.Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikon 24 – 70 Post Processing: Aperture, Nik HDR Efex Pro, Photoshop, Topaz Adjust HDR Details: 9 exposures -4 to +4 As always, you can click the image to see it at larger sizes.