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* Seattle is located within [[King County]] and this article deals with Seattle's neighbors
 
* Seattle is located within [[King County]] and this article deals with Seattle's neighbors
 
* West of Seattle is the [[Kitsap Peninsula]], the heart of the Puget Sound with miles and miles of shoreline
 
* West of Seattle is the [[Kitsap Peninsula]], the heart of the Puget Sound with miles and miles of shoreline
* In the [[North Sound]] Region are the [[San Juan Islands]], other major islands such as [[Camano Island]] and [[Whidbey Island]], plus [[Everett (Washington)|Everett]] and surrounding towns on the northern end of the Seattle metropolitan area,
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* In the [[North Sound]] Region are major islands such as [[Camano Island]] and [[Whidbey Island]], [[Everett (Washington)|Everett]] and surrounding towns on the northern end of the Seattle metropolitan area,
 
* In the [[South Sound]] Region are major industrial cities like [[Tacoma]], as well as the state capital at [[Olympia]]
 
* In the [[South Sound]] Region are major industrial cities like [[Tacoma]], as well as the state capital at [[Olympia]]
  
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====[[North Sound]]====
 
====[[North Sound]]====
  
* [[San Juan Island]] - Namesake island of the '''San Juan Archipelago'''
 
 
* [[Clinton (Washington)|Clinton]] - Whidbey Island side of ferry to Whidbey Island   
 
* [[Clinton (Washington)|Clinton]] - Whidbey Island side of ferry to Whidbey Island   
 
* [[Coupeville]]
 
* [[Coupeville]]
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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
Puget Sound is a sheltered arm of ocean between [[Seattle]] and the mainland of Washington State to the east and the [[Olympic Peninsula]] to the west. The southern boundary is marked by where the mainland and the Olympic Peninsula meet, near [[Tacoma]].  The northern boundary is marked by Admiralty Pass and the Strait of San Juan de Fuca.  The [[San Juan Islands]] are, contrary to frequent belief, not in Puget Sound.
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Puget Sound is a sheltered arm of ocean between [[Seattle]] and the mainland of Washington State to the east and the [[Olympic Peninsula]] to the west. The southern boundary is marked by where the mainland and the Olympic Peninsula meet, near [[Tacoma]].  The northern boundary is marked by Admiralty Pass and the Strait of San Juan de Fuca.   
  
The Puget Sound region consists Puget Sound itself, the islands of Puget Sound, the Kitsap Peninsula, plus the mainland which forms the eastern boundary of Puget Sound. That is, it consists of '''Island''', '''Snohomish''', '''Kitsap''', '''King''', '''Pierce''', and '''Thurston''' Counties.
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The [[San Juan Islands]] are not properly located in Puget Sound, contrary to common belief and widespread usage. There has been a recent popular movement to officially name the area that contains the San Juan Islands as the '''Salish Sea''', in honor of the native people of the region. The Salish Sea is located at the confluences of Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Strait of Georgia.
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The Puget Sound region consists of Puget Sound itself, the islands of Puget Sound, the Kitsap Peninsula, plus the mainland counties which form both the western and eastern sides of Puget Sound leading up to the edges of the watershed in the high crests of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. Counties with this area include: '''Island''', '''Snohomish''', '''Kitsap''', '''King''', '''Pierce''', '''Thurston''', '''Mason''', '''Clallam''', and '''Jefferson'''.
  
 
==Talk==
 
==Talk==
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==Do==
 
==Do==
*Visit the [[San Juan Islands]], famous for sailing, fishing, scuba diving, hiking, bicycling and fine vistas and sunsets.
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*Visit the '''[[San Juan Islands]]''', famous for sailing, fishing, scuba diving, hiking, bicycling and fine vistas and sunsets.
*Go sea kayaking with the orca whales in the San Juan Islands. [http://www.sea-quest-kayak.com/sea-kayaking-washington-kayak-seattle.htm]
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*Go '''sea kayaking''' with the orca whales in the San Juan Islands. [http://www.sea-quest-kayak.com/sea-kayaking-washington-kayak-seattle.htm/ Kayaking in Washington]
*Go bird-watching and see some of the 300+ species of birds found in Puget Sound. [http://www.sea-quest-kayak.com/bird-watching-washington-birding/bird-watching-san-juan-islands-birding.htm]
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*Go '''bird-watching''' and see some of the 300+ species of birds found in Puget Sound. [http://www.sea-quest-kayak.com/bird-watching-washington-birding/bird-watching-washington-birding.htm/ Birding Tours in Washington]
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==

Revision as of 01:32, 1 December 2007

The Puget Sound is a region in Washington.

Contents

Regions

  • Seattle is the major city in the region, indeed the state, and a major travel destination in its own right
  • Seattle is located within King County and this article deals with Seattle's neighbors
  • West of Seattle is the Kitsap Peninsula, the heart of the Puget Sound with miles and miles of shoreline
  • In the North Sound Region are major islands such as Camano Island and Whidbey Island, Everett and surrounding towns on the northern end of the Seattle metropolitan area,
  • In the South Sound Region are major industrial cities like Tacoma, as well as the state capital at Olympia

Cities

Seattle

King County

Kitsap Peninsula

North Sound

South Sound

  • Puyallup
  • Tacoma — County capital of Pierce County
  • Olympia — capital of Washington state and of Thurston County

Other destinations

Understand

Puget Sound is a sheltered arm of ocean between Seattle and the mainland of Washington State to the east and the Olympic Peninsula to the west. The southern boundary is marked by where the mainland and the Olympic Peninsula meet, near Tacoma. The northern boundary is marked by Admiralty Pass and the Strait of San Juan de Fuca.

The San Juan Islands are not properly located in Puget Sound, contrary to common belief and widespread usage. There has been a recent popular movement to officially name the area that contains the San Juan Islands as the Salish Sea, in honor of the native people of the region. The Salish Sea is located at the confluences of Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Strait of Georgia.

The Puget Sound region consists of Puget Sound itself, the islands of Puget Sound, the Kitsap Peninsula, plus the mainland counties which form both the western and eastern sides of Puget Sound leading up to the edges of the watershed in the high crests of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. Counties with this area include: Island, Snohomish, Kitsap, King, Pierce, Thurston, Mason, Clallam, and Jefferson.

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