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Jun 17, 2011 - Port Ludlow to see the tall ships

This morning we drove over to Port Ludlow to photograph the two tall ships that were in port there. Had a humongous Paul Bunyan burger at a small cafe on the way back. In the afternoon, we went back to Port Townsend uptown to photograph the courthouse, post office and several more houses. After supper, we hiked up to high ground overlooking the campground, lighthouse and entrance to Puget sound. Then we walked along the beach for awhile before settling in for the night. It was a full day.

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Jun 16, 2011 - Uptown Port Townsend

This morning we drove downtown to the visitor ccenter where they have free all day RV parking. It is right next door to the main bus station. We bought $1 bus tickets that allowed us to travel all over the up and down towns getting on and off at will for the one fee. We exited uptown and walked all over the side streets taking photos of a lot of the old homes, churches and public buildings. I admit I spent most of my time admiring and photographing the wonderful flowers that are blooming abundantly at this time. It is like an explosion of...

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Jun 15, 2011 - Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA

After a gorgeous drive through the Olympic National forest paralleled by water on the east side of the highway, we arrived in this beautiful and charming seaport of Port Townsend, Wa. Uptown is the historical area where most of the original settlers here chose to live in large, magnificent homes overlooking the ocean. Downtown is where the wharves,sailors, taverns, bordellos thrived and lived. Today the downtown is the newer section with lovely art galleries, unique gift shops and fine seaside restaurants. Ferries and sailing ships are...

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Jan 19, 2011 - Fort Worden State Park

We drove about 30 miles today to visit the Fort Worden State Park. This 433-acre park is outstanding. They have beach side camping with 2 plus miles of sandy beaches with awesome views, including the Point Wilson Lighthouse. We saw several deer in the park. The 1982 movie An Officer and a Gentleman was filmed at Fort Worden. Now I have to watch that movie again. :-) The park opened on August 18, 1973. It has an extensive system of large, abandoned bunkers available for exploration. The state park includes the Coast Artillery Museum, a...

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