The saying goes that the 5th of July marks the beginning of summer in Puget Sound. Not so true the summer of 2014, as the weather cooperated for this year's long Fourth of July weekend. So what to do after the season's biggest holiday? Head for an island or two. My quintet of islands, all of which I've visited in the past three years, range from small and seasonal (Jetty) to large and year-round (Whidbey). They comprise five of the 419 islands in the Salish Sea, a unified bi-national ecosystem that includes Washington's Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and San Juan Islands, as well as British Columbia's Gulf Islands and the Strait of Georgia.