Travel Journal

Port Townsend - July 1

(Tuesday 3 July 2007) by Karin
Welcome to the Peninsula. The North Olympic Peninsula is one of the most enchanting and diverse regions on earth. A must see is Fort Worden State Park, a former army base. With its original buildings now restored for use as park, conference and entertainment facilities, Fort Worden offers an insight into the military history of the area during the first half of the 20th century. More than 500 conferences are held at the park's conference center, called the Commons. Point Wilson Light Station helps guide ships past the famous riptides of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound meet.
It offers visitors acres of forest and beach trails. And believe me, the beach here is never ending. Left this morning before 10 and just kept walking. Water on the right, cliffs on the left. Blue sky above and rocks under my feet. What else could I wish for? Had some lunch on the beach. Collected a bag of beautiful sea glass in the afternoon and now wondering how I will get it all home. At 3 I figured I'd better turn back. As usual, the return trip seemed much longer. At North Beach County Park I got of the beach and took a trail through the woods back to Fort Worden. Got back here tired and hungry. Got some lettuce, red beets and onion out of the garden and with some seven grain pilaf blend put together a nice dinner. Spent some time recording the events and checking the bus schedules for tomorrow. Will be travelling most of the day.
PS. For those of you who saw the film "An Officer and a Gentleman" with Richard Gere.... Part of this was filmed here.
PPS. Angel of Blessing walked on the beach with me


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