Have you seen Popeye lately?
When she was walking the docks last weekend at Friday Harbor Marina, Update reporter Rebecca Leff ran into an old friend…here’s more:
She’s an island icon; her fame is equivalent to Mona the Camel’s (check her on Facebook).
She may be the world’s most famous harbor seal…Popeye.
Watching all the young kids swarm around Popeye as she made her usual appearance by San Juan Seafood at the Port last Easter weekend, I couldn’t help wondering how long Popeye has been gracing us with her presence. So, I asked Friday Harbor Seafood’s Brenda Wagner, who says Popeye has been coming around for 24 years. She says that both kids and adults love seeing her.
Brenda’s favorite Popeye trick? You guessed it – the splashing of people around the dock.
Thank you Popeye for bringing smiles to both tourists and locals, we love you!