Out in the Salish Sea, between Sequim and Discovery Bay, is a wild place named Protection Island. After years of damage from farming, development and even artillery practice this island wildlife refuge is recovering and thriving. The Shoreline, grasslands and bluffs are the breeding and nesting grounds to a wide variety of bird species. In fact it’s one of only two Puffin breeding grounds left in the Salish Sea. While the island is closed to visitors, boat tours are permitted 200 yards off the shoreline. Booking a summer boat tour is your best chance to view the elusive puffin. The Puget Sound Express offer 3 hour Protection Island Puffin Cruises all summer long. Cruises depart at 6:00 PM from Port Townsend on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula. Plan a summer adventure touring the Salish Sea and spotting rare wildlife.
Though there are seemingly endless miles of coastline along the Olympic Peninsula, Sequim is situated in a truly unique and desireable location. With the beautiful Straight of Juan de Fuca to the North and the dramatic rise of the Olympic Mountains to the South, stunning vistas surround the often sunny town of Sequim. If you need more reasons to live here than it’s beauty alone, it’s important to know that this charming small town lies in a protected valley, affording it more dry and sunny days than the rest of the fabled rainy Pacific Northwest. From the headwaters of the Dungeness River to Sequim Bay and Discovery Bay, the quaint town of Sequim is the perfect place to relocate to a stunning piece waterfront property. Continue Reading