Fog in the Boat Haven

Misty morning on the water
Misty morning on the water

When I woke up this morning I looked out my window and saw a sky full of stars. I showered and fixed coffee and breakfast with visions of beautiful morning light running through my head. When I got out to head to my chosen location a pea soup fog had arisen to cloak the city. The best laid plans and all that.

Taking photos every day in a place like Port Townsend where the weather changes that quickly has certainly expanded my flexibility. Having ready access to boats to photograph doesn’t hurt.

Backyard Boatyard

Backyard Boatyard
A neighbor has been working on this boat in the backyard

While the Port of Port Townsend has a commercial boat/ship repair yard by the Boat Haven, there are a number of boats sitting on jacks in backyards throughout the county. Most spend years on land before they get back in the water, if they ever do. This boat looks to be in pretty good shape and receives attention. Many others simply sit and rot.

William James Bookseller

The stacks of William James
The stacks of William James

William James Bookstore sells used books, but it’s not your everyday moldy old bookstore. The selection is large, reasonably priced, and turns over pretty quickly. The owner, Jim Caitley, was a buyer for Powell’s in Portland, which is one of the great bookstores, anywhere. Jim knows his books and also does a brisk mail order business in collectors’ editions.

I’ve always wondered why it wasn’t named for William’s brother Henry, who was the famous novelist, instead of the psychologist, William.