Tom and Brian's Travel with Spencer travel blog

Looking from Uptown to Downtown in Port Townsend

Victorian 1

Victorian 2

Victorian 3

Staqirs conecting Uptown with Downtown

Sunset at our Campground 1

Sunset 2

Sunset 3

Looking down to the Lighthouse from the the top of Fort Worden

The Strait of Juan de Fuca

Spencer Posing and looking like he's hunting...pretty good hey?

Memorial Vault

Memorial Vault Poem 1

Memorial Vault Poem 2

We arrived at Port Townsend Washington on Thursday May 3. This is one of the larger towns on the Olympic Peninsula and also an historic Victorian seaport on the National Historic Register. The town is located at the north eastern point of the Olympic Peninsula and is much drier than the rest of the peninsula because it lies in the shadow of the Olympic mountains. The town is surrounded by water, situated where the Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca meet. We made camp at the Fort Worden State park right across the beach and the Port Wilson Lighthouse. Even though this is suppose to be the drier side, it has rained at least part of every day except one. The town is a walking museum with most of the buildings keeping their integrity and still being used. Port Townsend is divided between a downtown and an uptown. Uptown was established so respectable Victorian ladies would not have to frequent the more "rough-and-tumble" waterfront area of downtown.

The Fort offers many biking and hiking trails on its 443 acres. We have biked to the topped, (that was a ride!) for great views of the area. (And for quite a number of calories burned.) The first farmer's market of the season was held on Saturday. We got up early and within 30 min. at the market spent $25.00 on fantastic organic baked bread, fresh red turnips, homemade cheeses, and European pastries! What a haul. That night went into town for a blues concert at one of the local hangouts, (Port Townsend has quite a reputation for the Blues launching many a young musician's career) the lead guitarist was fantastic and could really wail on those strings!!!

For those of our reading audience who are 21 years or older. We twice went to the Port Townsend Brewery tasting room. Every day they have over 12 brews on draft for your drinking pleasure. That's why we had to go twice. Maybe a third time before we leave the area. The beer, ales and stouts are of great quality and deserving of their award winning recognition they have been receiving.

The bread from the Farmer's Market was so good, we biked back into town 2 days later to the bakery to get more. The name of this establishment is PANA d' AMORE, look it up if you are ever in the area.

We next head east to Port Angeles and to spend more time in the Olympic National Park and possibly to take a ferry over to Vancouver Island for a day. Keep reading and keep healthy

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