Travels with The Beast 2017 travel blog

The Spit








Favorite Market



Public Restroom

Lavendar Bike Racks

Nourish - Our Favorite Restaurant



Amy, Marvin and Barbara

Amy, June and Barbara

Sequim has several titles, The Blue Hole, Solar City, and The Lavendar Capital of North America. Located between the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca it has a climate completely different from its neighbors. Sequim enjoys an average of 300 days of sun a year with an average of 14-16 inches of rain while Port Angeles just 17 miles west gets 20-24 inches of rain! The winter temperature seldom goes below the mid-forties while the summer rarely goes over 80 degrees. Both times we’ve visited the temperature stayed around 68-72 degrees. We had a few cloudy mornings but by noon the sun was bright! Only one day that I can remember did it stay cloudy all day.

There are many lavender farms in Sequim and it has also become a center for organic farming. Almost all of the produce in the stores are locally grown and organic and the restaurants we patronized all featured locally grown produce. You can tour most of the lavender farms for free and of course they all have gift shops!

If you like to walk, and we do, you can walk (or bike) the Olympic Discovery Trail which begins at Port Townsend and will eventually end at the Pacific Ocean in La Push. It is easy to access from anywhere in town. And of course you can walk the spit at the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge which is 5 and a half miles long terminating at the New Dungeness Lighthouse. With the sunny, temperate climate you can walk any time of day and any time of year!

Of course, I’ve already mentioned the flowers! Have I mentioned how friendly the people are? I’ve never been anywhere, except maybe Canada, where the shop people are so engaging, by the time you leave a store you’re friends with everyone. The parking in town is free and they actually have a public restroom that is UNLOCKED, spotlessly clean, with paper towels, and has piped in classical music!

So that’s just some of the reasons why we like Skwim so much!

I'm sorry that I don't have more pictures of town, just didn't get around to it!

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