After a cloudy day, the sky cleared to reveal a moonlit cityscape. The foreground shows the upper Umatilla Hill neighborhood. The distant hills are Morgan Hill and Uptown. The green lights on the horizon are PT High School, not a UFO.
Here are my favorite photos of the year. A couple were not published on the blog, as they were taken the same day as ones I did post.
The Glacier Spirit, run by Puget Sound Express, takes tours to the San Juan Islands and runs occasional charters to Protection Island. It’s in Point Hudson for this photo.
I was lucky to even see this bird. The evening was actually darker than the photo and I was focused on taking pictures of Point Hudson, which was on the other side of the dock. Fortunately the bird stood still for the 15 seconds the exposure took.
This slough (rhymes with tough), or small landslide, on the bluff above the Larry Scott Trail reminds us that the cliffs around Port Townsend are not made of rock but of highly compacted silt. After the heavy rains early last week, this section of bluff slid down, creating a giant bird’s nest out of the displaced blackberry vines.
Clear, crisp and frosty, early mornings have been beautiful for the last few days.
On a sunny and calm Christmas day the thing to do is bundle up and walk on the beach.
It seemed appropriate to feature a boat for the Port Townsend Christmas photo.
I couldn’t quite get all of the boat in one shot. It’s 48 feet long and had to be placed where it is by removing a window. The installation stopped traffic on Water Street for over an hour. The boat, formerly used by the University of Washington, does add a certain something to the Public House Grill, which is a bar and restaurant downtown.
With something as important as coffee, it is nice to have nice stuff to brew it in.