Miles of trails and easy access to great sea kayaking seems to have brought these tourists.
Looking out across Admiralty Inlet at the North Cascades as the day dawns in Fort Worden State Park.
Beaver Valley, the main road into Port Townsend from points south has a number of working family farms.
There are no alleys large enough to accommodate delivery trucks in downtown Port Townsend, so they just park in the middle of the street. Locals just drive around them. Occasionally, tourists will try and wait for them to move before proceeding, backing traffic up for blocks. This guy was delivering beer to Sirens Tavern, on the third floor. There’s no elevator, so as you can imagine, he was parked there for a bit.
Bywater Bay State Park is just north of the Hood Canal Bridge and adjacent to the Shine Tidelands State Park. Don’t ask why we need two contiguous parks. They’re there. This lagoon fills up at high tide and empties as the water goes out. The stream cuts the sand bar that would otherwise connect the island of Hood’s Head to the Peninsula. You can usually see a heron or two here and occasionally, an osprey.
El Shoat was a Port Townsend fixture. He moved here after WWII and set up a farm. Our property, that’s our house in the background, sits in what was once his horse pasture. El passed on last year in his late 80s, quietly, after feeding his horses in the morning. This old truck just sits there, reminding us all of El.
These guys have been on the streets the last few weekends. The banjo player showed up first, then the fiddler. They got together this weekend and were good enough to get people to stop and listen and even make requests.
The moon is coming back, and hung over this farm just after sunset. Happy birthday, Mom. This one’s for you.
These ladies were simply having too much fun. They were doing an exercise form called Nea NEA, taught locally by the Madrona Mind Body Institute.
Audrey rode her electric, motor-assist bicycle into town from out on Hastings. A couple of people stopped and asked her about it, making her quite the green spokesperson. I even got to ride it: fun.