Sequim ~ A Peaceful place

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Home of the yummy Dungeness Crab

Tayla’s Travels take us to Sequim, Washington

   A Rainbow a day

Sequim – this area was home to the S’Klallam tribe long before the arrival of Europeans. The descendants of these Native Americans still make their home on Sequim Bay. First homesteaded in 1854, the arid valley had a good natural port and abundant seafood. No doubt early pioneers thought they’d found paradise when they discovered this low rainfall valley. unnamed2They soon discovered that the same sunshine and lack of water made the area difficult to farm. In 1896, a visionary pioneer proposed to irrigate the valley using water from the Dungeness River. The residents were organized and dug irrigation ditches by hand. unnamedThese soon spread across the valley bringing life-giving water and prosperity. The town of Sequim flourished. Every year since, Sequim has honored the memory of that first surge of water delivered to the thirsty Dungeness Valley with the Irrigation Festival, the oldest continuous community festival in the state. And, we love the Annual Lavender Festival! Put it on your bucket list. Today, on Deputy Dog’s walk, we came upon a double rainbow…gorgeous!

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Deputy Dog in Sunny Sequim

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