Sequim, WA

on the North Olympic Peninsula’s “Rainshadow”



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(Photos by Sue Forde, All Rights Reserved)



Home of WA’s Lavender Festival!

Celebrated each July in Sequim, Washington


Sequim, Washington is well-known to airline pilots. They call it the “blue hole” – largely because this gorgeous neck of the woods is safely tucked behind the Olympic Mountains – famous for their beauty and glaciers – to the southwest, which protects it from extreme weather patterns.

The City of Sequim (pronounced “S’Kwim”), and the surrounding Sequim-Dungeness Valley, is located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north coast of Washington State near the base of the Olympic Mountains. Sequim is about two hours away from the metropolitan cities of Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia and is a gateway to the Olympic Peninsula and its numerous tourist attractions.

Looking south down 7th Avenue in Sequim, WA. ~photo by Lois Perry


Earthquake Prep

In light of the earthquake in Japan, and the fact that the North Olympic Peninsula is located within the “Ring of Fire”, it is wise to be prepared in the event of a possible earthquake (or for any other unforeseen disaster, for that matter). Click here for steps in earthquake preparedness.

Click here for USGS’ website to watch where earthquakes are happening.

Citizens Can Be Informed About Their Own Governance

The local citizens’ group taking interest in and presenting information about our local government is the FourC (Concerned Citizens of Clallam County). Check out there website here:

About Sequim: Start at the Beginning…

The Sequim-Dungeness area has a history of farmland – and although those days are gone, the ‘new farms” are replacing the dairies of yesteryear. (Read tidbits of Sequim history)

There are many small farms around the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, and each weekend during the spring, summer & fall, they offer their goods for sale at the downtown Farmer’s Market. Click here for some fun and interesting “Farm Tidbits“.

Find out what’s going on in the City of Sequim – Click here.


The famous Elk…

Among the sights to see in the Sequim area are the famous Roosevelt Elk – named by Teddy Roosevelt when he traveled here to hunt.

Sequim Roosevelt Elk

And don’t miss the Olympic Game Farm, where you can see not only our elk, but a myriad of other types of animals, as they range openly around the drive-through compound.