Hidden gem – Salmon Beach of course! This 82 home community it literally right on the water on the West Slope. I had a chance to go out on a tall ship sailboat for my birthday a few years ago and for a 3-hour cruise around the Puget Sound. When we came close to Salmon Beach I saw the Skipper’s assistant setting up some flairs. As we sailed by Salmon Beach residents came out to their front decks and several of them sent up flares in response to our ship and us to them. Totally fascinating! I love living on the West Slope!