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Point Hudson

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    • Day 6

      Port Townsend

      June 24, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      Morgens noch mal kurz das süße Port Townsend angeschaut. Viele Gebäude aus der Jahrhundertwende. Deshalb haben wir auch den Tipp von Freunden aus Seattle bekommen. Reichte uns aber dort, nur kurz zu verweilen.Read more

    • Day 1

      Port townsend

      August 30, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

      We arrived at the ravenscroft bed and breakfast at around 3 and booked into our lovely room. We had lunch at Quench and then went for a walk around the nearby port. We were really excited to find a barred owl perched on a tree.
      We ate a disappointing meal in the Alchemy wine bar and bistro.
      The following day after the best breakfast,(Friday) we booked to go whale watching. Had a fantastic time on the puget sound express and saw a hump back and a pod of transient orcas also saw loads of birds. We had lunch in San Juan Island supper at silver water cafe.
      On Saturday we wandered round port Townsend and did some shopping. We had a quiet afternoon processing our pictures. Sunday we went to Dungeness spit for a walk out to the lighthouse there. It was just beautiful, about four miles each way and really quiet with lots of wild life to see.
      Monday we took the ferry to Whidney island and did some lovely walking in another Fort and saw pelicans.
      Tuesday we got up early and drove to Seattle airport having breakfast by a long lake on the way. We travelled back with an elvis convention.
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    • Day 41

      Wooden Boats!

      September 12, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

      We took the ferry to Port Townsend where we happened upon their Wooden Boat festival and a gracious host, Amy, who let us stay in her yard for the night so we could enjoy the festivities.

    • Day 35

      Last night in the van

      August 11, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

      We had a very nice campsite up in the woods away from the winds. I began to pull everything out of the van to get ready to pack. We found the "pee cup" - something we never used. Samantha's rating on the idea is quite clear. I joked that the whole concept could be covered in an essay called "The Princess and the Pee". "Not funny dad!" (but with a giggle) was the response.

      Franklin played some souvenirs he bought at the Artillery Museum and made us a fire. The kids helped out with the packing for a bit and then finished watching a movie. By bedtime we were all tired and went to bed together for the last time in the van.
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    • Day 7

      Fun in Port Townsend

      May 9, 2021 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 52 °F

      Since we made good time getting from Colorado Springs to Tacoma, we didn’t have to delve into the two “what-if” days we had added to our trip. So, we headed to Port Townsend for lunch today ... going up via the Olympic Peninsula and returning via the Kitsap Peninsula.

      Why make a 205-mile round-trip drive for food? Well, we like Port Townsend ... have fond memories of our very first camping trip there. Plus, the forecast called for the sun to put in an appearance up that way. And perhaps most importantly, we needed to near-deplete the CR-V’s fuel tank as we are only allowed a ¼ tank or less gas in each vehicle when we deliver them to Tote Maritime on Tuesday.

      We arrived in Port Townsend about ½-hour before our lunch reservation @ Doc’s Marina Grill. That gave us a bit of time to wander around and enjoy the blue skies and sunshine. We were glad we had our thick jackets with us since it was quite cold with a light breeze adding a chill factor. So glad we resisted the temptation to request a table outdoors for once.

      After lunch, we headed over to Fort Worden State Park. This is where, in June 1982, we had our very first camping experience ... in our car. We were penniless youngsters, newly emigrated to the US, and could afford little else. It’s a memory that we still talk about fondly. (Here’s a link to the story from 1982: https://2totravelblast.blogspot.com/1982/06/ric….)

      With my left foot in a “boot”, we weren’t able to do much more than drive through the park and snap a few photos. Too bad since the skies were a beautiful blue … with what I call character-clouds adding interest. And the temp had warmed up nicely so that it would have been a delight to go for a stroll on the beach.

      All in all, we had a lovely outing ... enjoyed reminiscing about old memories ... and making new ones to add to our memory banks.


      For those interested in what’s pictured in the “food porn” photo ...

      We started out by sharing a Crispy Fried Calamari, served with a pesto aioli. Then, we both ordered seafood dishes — for me … Salmon Aglio e Olio [a traditional Italian dish; grilled Northwest salmon on a bed of angel hair pasta, sautéed with garlic, chili flakes, and fresh herbs; topped with a baby arugula lemon salad]; for Mui ... the Saltwater Café Sauté [Manila clams, Penn Cove mussels, salmon, cod, and prawns; sautéed in white wine, butter, garlic, and herb broth ... with asparagus and Yukon gold smashed potatoes]. My beverage of choice was a pint of Manny’s Light Ale; Mui had a glass of the Montoya Vineyards Pinot Noir. We finished with the Legendary Big Fat Chocolate Cake …. which was moist, big, and rich … just like it was described on the menu. All in all a very satisfying meal.
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