Baker House B&B

The Baker House as it might have looked 100 years ago
The Baker House as it might have looked 100 years ago

The Baker House is another of our lovely Victorian bed and breakfast establishments that was built in the 1890s. Out of curiosity I used Photoshop to remove all signs of modern utilities from the image so I could get an idea of what it might have looked like one hundred years ago.

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.

Fort Worden Beach

Walking on the beach at Fort Worden
Walking on the beach at Fort Worden

The last few days have been lovely. Unusually mild temperatures combined with light breezes and intermittent sunshine have made getting out for an afternoon walk very pleasant. Here we see people enjoying the beach between the Port Townsend Marine Science Center and Point Wilson Lighthouse.

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.