In 1859, an American farmer shot a British pig rooting around in his potato
patch. The Brits demanded compensation but were refused, thus sparking the
“Pig War” over which winding ocean channel around the San Juans marked the
jurisdictional boundary between British North America and the United States.
You still have to choose sides but now the battle’s over which of San Juan
Island’s narrowish, winding paved lines to follow. The DH has higher
Twistiness through the forest, farm and seashore Scenery to British Camp but
lower quality Pavement and Engineering on West Side Rd. TE-A, taking you out
past American Camp to equally dramatic seaside vistas, is straighter but has
more consistent P & E. But wherever your loyalties lie, routing is likely the
only conflict you’ll face on mellow, siesta-like San Juan. Unless a speed tax
collector sparks another war by rooting out compensation for radar-gunning you
down on your patch.