Tag: Ruby Beach

Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula

Sequim is the Gateway to the Olympic PeninsulaAs we settle into 2017, it’s time to start looking at and appreciating the charmed life we lead in Sequim. If you don’t already live here, perhaps it’s time you join us? There are many significant reasons to move to Sequim. The obvious one that most people talk about is weather, and the infamous “blue hole” in which Sequim resides. While that is certainly fantastic and an important part to life here, that’s not all there is. Sequim is also considered a gateway to all of the incredible destinations further west on the Olympic Peninsula.  In Sequim, you get all of the amenities of modern life:  High quality doctors, good schools, a vibrant community culture, plenty of stores and restaurants, and an active retired community. From there, your journey is only just beginning.  Continue Reading

Enjoy the Winter in Sequim

Winter Activities SequimSequim, known as a respite from the typically gray and rainy Pacific Northwest, is a wonderful place to be during the winter.  So many of us tend to stay indoors, out of the harsh elements of winter.  But in Sequim, we have the chance to do exactly the opposite. Whether you’re looking for traditional winter activities, such as skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding, or whether you just want to take a quiet walk through nature this winter, Sequim has what you’re looking for.  It doesn’t matter what the weather does in Western Washington; there’s always something to do in Sequim.  Come fall in love with the charms of the Olympic Peninsula; you won’t want to leave! Continue Reading

Redefining Winter on the Olympic Peninsula

Winter Activities SequimDid you know that even in the middle of winter, spending time at the beach is not only possible, but popular on the Olympic Peninsula?  It’s just another one of the many great aspects about life here in the Pacific Northwest.  By in large, the winter stays in the mountains, and the rest of us enjoy the relatively mild weather and the always-accessible outdoors down here at sea-level.  In just a few minutes from any location in Sequim, you can be on the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, enjoying the scenery and its many inhabitants.  If you’re willing to explore further, drive a couple of hours west and find the incredible scenery and perfect solitude along any of the ocean beaches.  Second Beach in La Push, Kalaloch and Ruby Beach, and Shi Shi Beach are particular favorites. Continue Reading