Last summer we moved our home, Kingsley the sailboat, north to the town of Port Townsend, WA. We spent a good part of a week walking the streets, taking photos, eating out, exploring the neighborhoods, & enjoying this amazing seaside town (well, almost the sea anyway).
These pics are from the historic clam cannery building on the waterfront. It was more recently remodeled from its clam canning days and briefly turned into a hotel (now closed). It is now a private residence. The bottom floor is still zoned commercial so who knows what will come of it. Here's a cool article about the new owners. Enjoy the pics!
~Paul & Amber ETC
P.S. - I used a little black & white and color-splash to make the old seem new…& the new seem old!
A quick little paddle from Port Townsend lands you at Point Wilson and Fort Worden State Park. Fort Worden helps form the historical 'Triangle of Fire' (sometimes called the 'Triangle of Death'), the triangular location of Forts guarding the entrance of the Admiralty Inlet/Puget Sound - once meant to protect the US during a WW naval invasion.
We left from the Point Hudson Marina, they have a nice little launch (and low to the water) and free parking close by. Pygmy Kayaks is also nearby, they make the fancy wooden kayaks you see in the photo above.
The paddle is pretty much Northward toward the point you see on the map above.
It took us about 45 mins (fighting a little wind and waves) to reach the lighthouse at Point Wilson. We kayak-sailed back (pictured below), which actually took about the same amount of time but without any paddling, just steering with our foot-rudder. I'm not sure if Captain Wifey's Kindle reading helped at all, but who knows:)
Tides and wind can make or break this trip so pay attention, pack a lunch, and give yourself about a good 3 hours plus to paddle, picnic, and explore the lighthouse!
~Paul & Amber ETC
A few weeks ago we made a quick trip to the lovely sailing town of Port Townsend, WA. There is so much we love about this quiet little town - Necisito Burrito for one - but to top it off the Tall Ship Hawaiian Chieftain was at port giving sunset sails...awesome stuff. More from Port Townsend later this week!
More about the history of Hawaiian Chieftain here.
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