Arriving in Port Townsend on the last day of the Fair brings its own challenges and rewards. Purchasing camping privileges also allowed entrance to the fairgrounds and free tickets to a pulled pork barbeque. The camping area was still packed with vendors and exhibitors but a little patience and beach walking near Fort Worden allowed the place to clear out a bit and we found a place to snuggle in. By morning we nearly had the place to ourselves.
The light house at Fort Warden, now operated by the Coast Guard and fully automated. It is not open to the public but is viewable from a slight distance from the beach or a walking path. It is well visited by local sea gulls.
The super moon and the marina provided a beautiful spot for a moon rising after camp set up and a beach walk.
Port Townsend is a coastal town full of historic buildings and charm. The court house sits high on a hill welcoming newcomers to the town.
The post office seems more like a fortress guarding the town like the area forts than the local post office. But the real charm in Port Townsend is the Victorian houses, little shops and restaurants in the seaside town.
This painted lady has the metal scroll work still in tack as was original on so many of the beaultiful old homes.
It is difficult to visit such a quaint little town without envisioning dreams of restoring such a grand ladies as we have seen. Unfortunately a great deal of $$$ and paint not to mention skill and talent is also needed to bring them back to glory. Dreams are cheap....reality not so much!
Camping buddies, Jim and Gayle, Debbie and Kim also arrived at the Fairgrounds for a few days As I welcomed them back..... I saw clouds rolling in signaling a change in weather. Rain was due for a few days so we all prepared for some indoor times
We found a place to watch the glorious sunset.