While "Sequim" means tranquil waters in the language of the local Native Americans, the rental homes are right on the shoreline, and the saltwater sometimes keeps us on our toes! Such was the case on January 29th, 2004, as shown in the photos below.

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Typically Jamestown beach is protected from the predominant storm winds that come from the Southwest and West. However on rare occasions during the winter, when the winds come from the Northeast, larger waves can form. If these winds coincide with a high tide, the waves can erode the shoreline.

We have not had a winter storm like the 2004 storm since, and have never had any high water during the summer.