On one of our first days here we found the remains of a crab on the dock. Since then we've seen seagulls and other birds pulling apart crabs this size and much larger.
Just up the road from Port Townsend is Dungeness Spit - the longest in the US. Also home to a wildlife refuge.
Point Wilson Lighthouse
Geese Over Port Townsend
Our first week in Port Townsend we had several gales sweep past us. In the morning after one of the storms the beach was littered with kelp and these small stones they used to anchor themselves.
Our tender's namesake, looking a little worse for wear after a frost.
We haven't seen much in the way of cold temperatures this winter, one short snow flurry and a couple mornings with frost, but the frost mornings were lovely.
Point Hudson Sunset
Sunrises and sunsets here have been magical. Light across the Cascade mountain range in the mornings, and light across the Olympic range at sunset have been gorgeous.
Over the course of a day the waters here can go from a pondlike calm to several foot high white caps.
Found this shell on the beach at Point Hudson. Something I hadn't seen before.
The Dutch Fisherman
My folks came to visit for Thanksgiving. They love the beach and and being at the sea. Bob is checking out the potential for salmon fishing.
Fort Flagler State Park
Hunter Bay, Lopez Island
Clouds over Hunter Bay, Lopez Island
Carol Hasse Sails and Brion Toss Rigging
A couple of the coolest names in sailing have their shops here. Carol Hasse Sail Makers and Brion Toss Rigging. Overlooking Hudson Point Marina and an assortment of beautiful sailboats.
Victorian House Port Townsend
Port Townsend has a great collection of Victorian houses. There is a neighborhood above the town that has sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet and a good number of Victorian houses built in the era when Port Townsend was a vital part of the sea going commerce.
Kayaker Point Hudson Marina
Deer, Port Townsend
The deer of Port Townsend deserve their own category - they meander around the neighborhoods, utterly nonchalant, sometimes holding a frozen position so convincingly we argue over whether they are statues.