While camping with some friends in Sequim, WA last 4th of July, I met an amazing 13 year old named Bailey. Bailey was bursting at the seams with excitement about the beauty she saw all around her in the world. We stood on the bluffs overlooking the Straight of Juan de Fuca and she said to me: “Do you know what I call this place? I call it Wonderland!”There is no better way to describe the Pacific Northwest, it is truly a wonderland of unparalleled beauty. The San Juan Islands are no exception and I once again find myself marveling at how I came to live in such a beautiful place. I have been spending my days paddling throughout the islands, camping under the stars, watching ferries go by and tides come in and out, walking through dense forests, mingling with locals, singing over campfires, and loving every minute of this island life.

Washington State Ferry and Mt. Baker from Blind Island



The sunset from Blind Island



View of Mt. Baker from the top of Mt. Constitution, Orcas IslandIMG_3228


Sucia Island from Mt. ConstitutionIMG_3244

Buck Bay shellfish farm, Orcas Island   IMG_3257

Doe Bay, Orcas Island

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Spencer Spit State Park, Lopez IslandIMG_3291 IMG_3298 IMG_3300 IMG_3308 IMG_3310 IMG_3311 IMG_3322 IMG_3336 IMG_3358

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