Prior to moving to Port Townsend, WA, my aunt and uncle lived on Lopez Island, which is one of the larger islands that make up the archipelago known as the San Juan Islands. For years they had extolled the beauty of the islands and urged me to make the trip up from Seattle. I finally carved some time out of my schedule to go visit the islands.
All I can say is: breathtaking. The islands are truly a wealth of natural beauty and the residents do their utmost to keep it that way. I now take frequent boating trips out to the islands. In fact, I plan on putting some 2 cycle oil in my boat for an outing this weekend