is Whidbey Island Located?
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Island is beautiful. It rests on an ever-changing sea, cupped in
a giant hand of land whose icy fingers--the Cascade mountains on the east
and the Olympics on the west--reached the sky. It lies on the North western
tip of the state of Washington where the waves of the mighty Pacific Ocean
roll through the strait of Juan de Fuca to gentle down into the placid
waters of Puget sound. Whidbey is completely surrounded by salt water.
It has a length of approximately 55 miles and a width which varies from
1 mile to about 12. It has 200 miles of shore line in an area of
230 square miles or approx. 146,000 acres. Nature has utilized two
inlets--Penn's Cove on the north and Holmes Harbor on the south--to divide
the island into three distinct areas; north, central, and south.
South Whidbey is almost a separate island because of the deep indenture
of Holmes Harbor which leaves less than one mile between Saratoga Passage
on the east and Admiralty Inlet on the west. South Whidbey gentle
hills are forest covered and its green valleys are dotted with lakes and
flowers. Once you have visited Whidbey Island, you will forever more be
tantalized by that paradise of Puget Sound which is South Whidbey.
By Walter Johnson.