Monday, July 25, 2016

Port Townsend & Fort Worden



Leave it to a summer wedding to get you out of the city! We were back in Port Townsend over the weekend for sun, cabins, boats, beaches, and plenty of friends at the wedding. AirBnB for the win once again. I found a tiny 10'x12' cabin with an outdoor shower near the wedding site. Not only was it way more budget friendly than area hotels, it was bursting with charm and owned by the sweetest retired couple. They were such warm people who even welcomed us into their home to chat about their renovation work. They also had a 1938 wooden boat "docked" in a private meadow up on AirBnB, we need to return!



The morning after the wedding, we ate classic diner food at the Blue Moose Cafe for breakfast, per our AirBnB host's suggestion, and found ourselves at the boat yard where the Western Flyer is being restored. A boat made famous by John Steinbeck, in which he wrote “The Log From the Sea of Cortez,” published in 1951. This ship is gnarly! but I'm rooting for the team up for the task!



After an uptown Port Townsend walk around historical homes, we ventured over to Fort Worden. I haven't been since 2010 or so, and while Anthony had major deja vu moment at the top of the park, he had never seen the abandoned bunkers. Washington has a handful of these abandoned military batteries along the coast, excellent sites to climb and explore!



We were really frolicking with the animals on the beach. A lil otter friend entertained us, and poop-machine seagulls. I only have fixed lenses, so when I have close up photos - I'm really close!



And there you have it! Our adventure day was refreshing after a wedding. We were tired, but weddings are exhausting. I'm a bit of a loner by nature, so while we were with wonderful people on Sunday - I was ready to explode and hide by the end.... ready to spend time alone!

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