Remember that the people of Friday Harbor live there. All the time. We don't disappear in the winter. If you are respectful of them, their environment, and the wildlife (do not harrass the whales) then you will be welcomed with open arms. If you are disrespectful towards our home and are rude, pushy, etc people will be pleasant but you will just be added to the list of grouchy tourists. Remember, you are on vacation. Relax already!
Be very careful when riding a bike or one of those $%#@&*%$ mopeds that are for rent on this island. Literally every week in the summer the newspapers have at least one note about a tourist injured falling off a moped. If you drive a car on the island be very watchful of bikes and mopeds during the summer. Many roads have no shoulder and these slow moving bikes and mopeds suddenly appear around blind corners. Some mopeds and bikes ride 2 or even more abreast on roads marked as 45 mph which causes accidents.