Our current hot snap has brought stagnant air and pollution. That may not be great for our lungs but it does make for some spectacular sunsets. Normally to see red skies like this you would need to find a western view such as North Beach. Last night, Point Hudson Marina on the east side of the peninsula received stunning skies as well.
With the record high temperatures we’re having, what more perfect activity can there be that kayaking?
Driving west out of Port Townsend along Hastings are some wonderful fields nudged up against a thick stand of firs. Here’s an evening shot.
Early morning and just the slightest bit of fog hazes the view across the water. The marina is part of the Inn at Port Hadlock, known to long time locals as the Old Alcohol Plant, a title the new owners dislike, but it’s hard to change old habits.
Wild elderberries are splashing their brilliant red clusters along many county roads right now. In theory these are edible, though I think they are best left for the birds. They’re quite sour.
About 12 miles south of Port Townsend on the road to the Hood Canal Bridge and the Seattle ferries is Beaver Valley, which hosts a number of small farms. For the photographer it also has the advantage of being the foggiest spot on the peninsula and very scenic.
I was busy snapping away when this lady asked me if I was local. I see her walking on Larry Scott trail so she probably recognized me too. She wanted a snapshot of her against the sunset to give her kids.
The fog rolled in thick last night. So early this morning I ran out the dock to catch a few shots.
The Wednesday Farmer’s Market isn’t as big as the one on Saturday. If you’re just looking for some good vegies, it’s a lot easier to navigate. There are many fewer buyers, though still lots of good produce.
Part of the East Jefferson Fire Rescue, the Port Townsend fire station sits uptown on the corner of Harrison and Lawrence.. This is another Port Townsend landmark that has the unfortunate distinction of looking better in the dark.