Port Townsend & the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA

Resident Performer Uptown Street Fair  Port Townsend USA
Resident Performers at Uptown Street Fair
- Port Townsend, Washington, USA
Wayne Dunlap Riding 1922 Ford Model T Port Townsend USA
Wayne Riding 1922 Ford Model T
- Port Townsend, Washington, USA
Farmers' Market Port Townsend Washington USA
Farmers' Market 
- Port Townsend, Washington, USA
Pat Dunlap Merrymere Falls Olympic Peninsula Washington
Pat at Merrymere Falls 
- Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA
Deer Wandering Streets Port Townsend Washington
Deer Wandering Streets
- Port Townsend, Washington, USA
Victorian Home Port Townsend Washington USA
Victorian Home 
- Port Townsend, Washington, USA
Path Lake Krystal Olympic Peninsula Washington USA
Path to Lake Krystal
- Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA
Wayne dunlap Merrymere Falls Olympic Peninsula Washington
Wayne at Merrymere Falls
- Olympic Peninsula, 
Washington, USA
Vintage Car Show Port Townsend Washington USA
Vintage Car Show 
- Port Townsend, Washington, USA

Port Townsend & the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA (8/21-23/2009) 

We could live in Port Townsend! - at least during the summer (although they claim the rest of the year has rather mild climate).

Like a throw back to days gone by, Port Townsend is an artsy town with a real community feeling has Victorian-era buildings and homes everywhere and wild deer wander the streets (see photos).

Founded in 1851, west of Seattle, and one of only three remaining Victorian seaports in the U.S., Port Townsend is a gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. Walking Port Townsend's downtown area is fun – full of vintage buildings, artist galleries, and good restaurants. 

Everything in Port Townsend is in a easy walking distance. When you don't feel like walking it is easy to catch a bus to anywhere in the town.

We were fortunate to be here for the Uptown Street Fair starting with a classic car show, then a farmers’ market, street fair, bands playing, and a very funky community parade with people from town dressed up silly (see photos).

Wayne took a ride in a 1922 Model T Ford. We also took a driving tour of the Olympic Peninsula going up to the top of Hurricane Ridge for views to everywhere and a beautiful hike to Merrymere Falls near Lake Krystal.

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1 comment:

  1. Last year, I did an artist residency at Centrum, which is located on the grounds of Fort Worden State Park. From the park grounds, you get magnificent views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca on one side and Discovery Bay on the other. Port Townsend is a funky little town, catering mostly to older, artsy folks. The weekly farmer's market is wonderful, and the town is steeped in military history (Fort Worden was an active US army base built in the 1890's). One drawback to living there is the paper mill, which issues fertilizer-like smells that permeate the area. But, locals see the mill as an important part of the town's economy, so if your sniffer doesn't mind a little bit of odor, Port Townsend might be an ideal place to live.


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