A view of the San Juan Islands.
(photo credit: ITSIK MAROM)
We were searching for a remote, serene place as a weekend getaway from our tour of Seattle. We headed for the San Juan Islands, which in fact are a set of four islands: San Juan, Orcas, Shaw and Lopez.Located in the northwest corner of Washington State in the vicinity of Seattle, the islands promised pristine coastlines, forests, coves and bays. The pleasant weather and the feeling of being far away – yet still close to the larger cities on the mainland – was alluring.
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