Port Townsend, Victorian seaport
Trip Start Mar 14, 2006
241Trip End Mar 15, 2007
I spent the rest of the day at Port Townsend, which I really enjoyed. Took a number of brochures and maps with me. The entrance to Port Townsend suggests it was at the base of a silt cliff, which lead me to wonder what river created that area
While I have been there before, I absolutely loved the environment and could probably stay for days and days. It is a Victorian seaport (one of only 3 in the US and on the National Historic Register) and Arts community which honours and maintains its reputation. It was only established in 1851 and a major seaport in the late 1880s. Most of the original architecture remained after the town was nearly abandoned. About 100 historic homes and buildings are on a self guided tour and a whole lot more, which are not listed on the tour are also well worth a viewing. I took the tour and as a result took 'way more photos than I planned.
As well it has become very "artsy" and is home to many artist's studious, unique galleries, educational programs in the performing arts including: jazz, blues, fiddle tunes, dance and writing. Port Townsend has a magnificent selection of excellent restaurants offering diverse cuisine. Within city limits is Point Hudson Marina and RV Park which looks like a fantastic place to call home for a few days. It is right at the end of the street in the city and looks like a small spit of land
I then carried on my drive over the Hood Canal Bridge and on to Bremerton where I stayed in the Super 8 which had wireless.