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Puget Sound Orca Whale pod, one of several pods that make this area their home. San Juan Islands, Washington State

Chuckanut Drive. My favorite drive of all time. This place moves me deeply every time I go there. There's just something magical about it. There are no photographs that can really capture all the dynamic elements but this painting gives you an inkling. I've always wanted to live here. It is a scenic and curvy road that winds along the western side of the Chuckanut and Blanchard Mountains and provides many sweeping views of the San Juan Islands and Samish Bay. Miss it very much.

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Lime Kiln Point is a 36-acre day-use park set on the west side of San Juan Island. The park is considered one of the best places in the world to view whales from a land-based facility. Orca whales are common in the waters off Lime Kiln. The park, which features a richly diverse environment, includes the remnants and landscapes of a history filled with change, along the rocky shoreline and through the wooded uplands. Situated on a rocky point, this park is a popular whale-watching location.

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Kayaking the San Juan Islands - the Pacific Northwest has most every outdoor activity you could ask for - <3 Washington State

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