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King tide waves delight (and terrify) spectators at the Westport Viewing Tower.

Westport: Wet, Wise and Worthy

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Let life on the edge in Westport draw you in and shift your perspective Written and photographed by Joni Kabana When I first rolled into the coastal town of Westport, on Grays Harbor, I could not make out the commotion that was happening on the break wall. People were lined atop the barrier’s black boulders, clapping and cheering, steadying themselves against high winds. Seeing this much excitement from a crowd of people during such cold, blustery weather startled me. Little did I know what I was in for over the next two days.  I approached the break wall and could…

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clam chowder, Henry Island

Coveting Clams (and clam chowder) on Henry Island

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Slurp the season’s best from a revived San Juan farm and new Issaquah eatery written by Corinne Whiting There’s no denying San Juan Island is touched by something special, and visiting Westcott Bay Shellfish Co. merely elevates the experience. On this family-owned aquaculture farm, a hardworking team sells clams, oysters and mussels raised on their tranquil tidelands. Since 1978, shellfish have been farmed here, and the story of its current owners—Andrea and Erik Anderson—is a winding, charmed tale. (Silence of the Clams Clam Chowder Recipe below.) The couple visited the farm to purchase oysters for more than thirty years while…

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