When we were home last year, we had the chance to take a ferry ride to the Washington peninsula- a favorite for me- and drove toward Port Townsend. Living in Central Germany, the first thing I always want to do when we’re back on the West Coast is to see water. I get antsy waiting in the ferry line, and then a sense of calm always washes over me 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, with just the outline of land behind you, and Kingston growing closer in the distance.

It’s ok when we’re back on solid ground. 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 through Port Gamble before heading up to Port Townsend. Depending on the day, and our travel companions, there are three great cideries available to stop and to do tastings: Finnriver, Alpenfire, and Eaglemount. Otherwise we just drive up to Port Townsend for lunch and to wander. 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.

A Ferry Trip to Port Townsend, Washington

A Ferry Trip to Port Townsend, Washington

A Ferry Trip to Port Townsend, Washington

A Ferry Trip to Port Townsend, Washington

A Ferry Trip to Port Townsend, Washington

A Ferry Trip to Port Townsend, Washington

A Ferry Trip to Port Townsend, Washington

A Ferry Trip to Port Townsend, Washington

A Ferry Trip to Port Townsend, Washington

A Ferry Trip to Port Townsend, Washington

A Ferry Trip to Port Townsend, Washington

A Ferry Trip to Port Townsend, Washington

A Ferry Trip to Port Townsend, Washington

A Ferry Trip to Port Townsend, Washington

A Ferry Trip to Port Townsend, Washington

A Ferry Trip to Port Townsend, Washington

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?

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