Central Germany is a good 8 hours from water in any direction, so a ferry ride to the Washington peninsula always makes me feel like I’m home. I now get antsy waiting in a ferry line. A sense of calm always washes over me though as we board. I love the gentle rocking of the waves, and the quick movement once we get underway. Being in the middle of the Puget Sound, makes everything else feel small. Just the outline of land behind you, and Kingston growing closer in the distance.
Back on solid ground, I accept that I’ve gotten my fix for being on the water. Besides I can still smell that clean, fresh scent that only comes when you’re on the coast. We typically make the same loop. Driving from the ferry stop in Kingston, we pass through Port Gamble before heading up to Port Townsend.
Depending on the day, and our travel companions we either just wander or we check out the local cideries. There are three I always recommend for tastings: Finnriver, Alpenfire, and Eaglemount. Otherwise we just drive up to Port Townsend for lunch and a little more water gazing. It’s such a cute little town with fun shops and a surprising selection of restaurants. I’ve been seeing pictures for years of the Washington coast, and really want to make it further out on the peninsula. For now this is a great little day trip doable from Seattle up to Everett.
So I’ve been busy working on my novel lately, and making some updates to the site. I’m working to refine my focus and update some of my archives. I’ve also been working to add some pages to make the site a little easier to navigate. What do you think of the changes? Is there anything you would like to see updated?