Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Welcome to Olympic Peninsula Adventure

Welcome to the Olympic Peninsula Adventure, your source of helpful information for navigating the majestic Olympic Peninsula – a very special and unique place in Washington State and a very special place in the hearts of its inhabitants, who call the Olympic Peninsula their home. 

A few of the bragging points of Washington's "Olympics" are spectacular Olympic National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the only temperate rain forests in the United States, world-class, freshwater and saltwater fishing, Native Americans who live in maritime fishing villages, jump off point for day trips to Victoria, BC in Canada, sunny weather in the Blue Hole and easy relocation for newcomers looking for an ideal place for a second home or retirement.

The Olympic Peninsula received its "Olympic" pedigree in 1788, when British sea captain John Meares christened the peninsula's glacier-covered peaks with his inspired proclamation:

If that be not the home where dwell the gods, it is certainly beautiful enough to be, and I therefore call it Mount Olympus.

Since its English christening, the northwest peninsula has been recognized as an idyllic sanctuary worthy of a name inspired by the divine mythologies of ancient Greece. 

What a special place! From the glacier capped Olympic National Park to the temperate rain forests, which drape its Pacific coast, the Olympic Peninsula has its "wild side." World-class fishing is as close as the nearest river and saltwater beach. Native Americans, whose ancestors originally settled on the Olympic Peninsula, still inhabit villages along the coastline. 

Seattle and metro Puget Sound to the east are only a bridge or a ferry ride away. And to the north is Victoria, BC, a worthwhile trip in any season to experience "Little London."

Where can anyone find a better climate in the Northwest than in Sunny Sequim, the Olympic Peninsula's "Blue Hole," prized as a retirement community for its special weather, year around golf and peaceful living.

Relocation to the Olympic Peninsula could not be easier. Start with an experienced, reliable real estate broker, who can show you how to transfer your investments from your current location to a new home or condominium with an idyllic Sequim view, a Port Angeles waterfront, or a deck on the Dungeness River.

Olympic Peninsula Adventure Map

Olympic Peninsula Adventure Map
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