In front of Grounds for Perfection coffee shop, Downtown Port Townsend.
I’ve been shooting a lot in black and white lately. I went back out and made some more Water Street sign photos that way.
This photo was taken in Better Living Through Coffee, which serves the strongest coffee in Port Townsend. Did I have too much or did the kid?
Friday was a perfect late summer day and I went for a photo walk, not that I need an excuse. Here are a few images from the walk.
This guy is painting the Mt. Baker Block Building in anticipation of the Port Townsend Film Festival next weekend.
I just included this because I liked the reflection. 😉
A small cruise ship docked in Port Townsend. These people are getting a Victorian Port Townsend tour. A number of town residents love to dress up in period garb, including the tour guides.
With lovely weather, what could be better than having lunch on the Siren’s bar deck overlooking Port Townsend Bay.
Or one could sit at a sidewalk table for a phone conversation.
Of course we could relax in the lawn chairs on the NW Maritime Center deck and just read.
Or we could go into the Maritime Center coffee shop for our reading.
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I had my last cup of leaded coffee three weeks ago. My doctor has been on me for years to cut out caffeine. I haven’t totally. I still have a cup of green tea in the morning and decaf coffee in the afternoon. That’s been a huge step. Port Townsend is in Seattle’s orbit when it comes to good coffee. It’s almost a Pacific Northwest cult. San Francisco and Portland are just as rabid. I was so into coffee that I roasted my own.
This picture was taken in the Undertown, my current favorite coffee shop. The woman seemed to be enjoying her espresso so much that I had to photograph her.
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Outside the Boiler Room, you’ll often see young people smoking. Most, like this guy, go around the corner and don’t bother passersby.
This barrage of color is the inside of On Common Grounds in Chimacum. It started out as just another coffee stand with a few packaged baked goods. Now, a couple of owners later, it features some of the best baked goods and lunches in the county. The coffee is pretty good, too. Everything is made fresh on the premises. Whenever we take a trip to points south we stop by. Actually, we often plan our excursions so we roll by the place around lunch time. It’s on the north end of Beaver Valley Road, near the intersection of Center Valley Road (Chimacum Corners). It’s friendly and homey there.
Go down the stairs on Taylor Street, just north of the traffic light. Follow a darkish and damp tunnel. At the end, turn left into a unique coffee shop. Beneath the Mt. Baker Building (built in 1890), the tunnel opens into Port Townsend’s own Undertown. (There’s also an entrance off Tyler Street.)
A favorite meeting and gathering place downtown. Catch a local band on the weekend evenings.
The Wooden Boat Foundation Chandlery resides inside the Northwest Maritime Center. In the back of the Chandlery is nestled Aldrich’s Galley, a nice place to stop and refresh yourself when visiting the Maritime Center and the east end of Water Street.