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James Island – Sentinel of the San Juan Islands

Standing guard at the entrance to the San Juan Islands, south of Thatcher Pass, is James Island. For several years, we confused James Island with Jones Island, another marine state park near Deer Harbor on Orcas Island unless we consulted a … Continue reading

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Jewel of the Pacific Northwest

Sail or fly into the San Juan Islands of Washington State and you are immediately struck by the rugged beauty of the archipelago’s shoreline. Twice daily tides, sometimes rising 13 feet, splash the 479 miles (769 km) of rocky headlands … Continue reading

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