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
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