Within the emerald waters of The Salish Sea the Canadian Straits of Georgia join the Juan de Fuca strait of the US. In this sea are the San Juan and Gulf Islands.
The name Salish is in recognition of the coastal Salish people who lived on and around these beautiful green waters. The scientific community created a single name for this distinct inland sea to bring focus to the single body of water, since the marine life and unfortunate oil spills know no boundaries. Click here for more information on The Salish Sea.
To The Salish, gypsy gunkholers flock, seeking peaceful coves and serene inlets to drop an anchor for a night or two. Oh, and occasionally most roam to a marina or dock to restock and clean up before continuing their voyage.
While roaming this sea, one will find mountains to hike, warm waters in which to swim and the precious fruits of the sea to harvest. For many, a primary focus in this paradise is stocking the larder.
Oysters and mussels can be picked off the rocks and beaches; with a rake and a shovel, on a rocky beach, a bucket of clams can be dug. Beneath the peridot waters, rockfish and salmon can be hooked and tender prawns can be trapped.
We’ve packed a petite pantry in preparation for the marvelous marine morsels we hope to find. Many seafood recipes to come.