The saltwater of the Pacific Northwest is deep in my blood. Born in Alaska, raised in Seattle, for many years now I’ve made my home in Port Townsend, on the coast of the Salish Sea. A short walk out my front door, I can stand on a high bluff and look north across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. In the distance islands disappear up the Inside Passage, a sheltered waterway for seafaring people for millennia. Bays and inlets stretch south from Port Townsend to Olympia, 100 miles away.