Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

April 22, 2013

Salish Sea

The Salish Sea has been officially recognized by both Canada and the United States as the bodies of water that straddle the border between British Columbia and Washington.  It's pronounced SAY-lish, and named for the Coastal Salish people that lived on the shores.

It includes Puget Sound (taken from the top of the Seattle Space Needle).

Strait of Juan de Fuca (looking back at the Olympic Mountains from the Coho ferry).

Saanich Inlet (taken from Mt. Malahat on Vancouver Island)

The Strait of Georgia (taken from Chemainus, BC, also on Vancouver Island).

These are some of my fave pics of the Salish Sea, taken at sunrise from Willows Beach in Victoria, BC on my last trip in 2010.




13 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos! I never knew about Salish Sea; thanks for the education!

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  2. Gorgeous! We cruised out of Seattle to Alaska...some of that looks really familiar!

    Tina @ Life is Good
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  3. So beautiful! Another place I never heard of, JoJo. I feel like such an east coast girl right now!!

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  4. Another lovely place and beautiful photos.

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  5. Great pics. I've been to Seattle twice and LOVED it. Flying in the airplane and seeing the Cascades was amazing. Would love to go back and see these beautiful places you've photographed.

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  6. I've travelled through some of this; beautiful place!

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  7. I had never heard of the Salish Sea either so thanks for the education! Gorgeous photos...as always. :)

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  8. This is like a foreign country to me. Oh wait, it is!

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  9. Thank you everyone. I do miss the Pacific NW....the scenery but not the traffic.

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  10. I do love sea shore..your photos made me calm and peaceful. Really nice views..thanks for telling about Salish Sea :)

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  11. Your photos sure capture the beauty of the NorthWest--thanks for sharing.

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  12. Beautiful photos! I wish I have more time to go out and travel just to take pictures.

    Sonnia J. Kemmer

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  13. Love the area! Especially the San Juan Islands particularly.

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