Puget Sound is the region in Washington between the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. The region is named for the large body of saltwater with tentacles of inlets and channels reaching from the Pacific Ocean south for more than 80 miles. Seattle is the largest city in Puget Sound and in the Pacific Northwest. The east side of Puget Sound is a metropolitan complex of cities with a population of more than a million.
The Inside Passage is a roughly 1,300 mile water route from Puget Sound in Washington State, up the Pacific Coast of British Columbia, to Skagway Alaska. Every summer season a handful of sea kayakers tackles the route that takes around 80 days to complete. There are a few towns and small villages along the route where food supplies can be replenished and contact with the outside world can be made.