Completing our journey up to the tip of US 101, we arrive here, in Port Townsend! Here the Hood Canal, Puget Sound and the Pacific collide around many, many islands just to the southeast of Victoria, British Columbia and Vancouver Island.
On the drive up, to the left is the Olymic National Park and to the right, beaches filled with people clamming as we follow the Hood Canal.
Hood Canal/River grassy wetlands lead to rocky clam and oyster filled beaches!
Looking toward what I think is Oak Island. These yummy yellow flowers are everywhere along the shore and smell just like gardenias…wonderful!
We are in Fort Wolden State Park. Above is Point Wilson Lighthouse circa 1879! (Closed in 1976 due to automation but great views and we are envious of its real estate! The park has many of the original fort structures, many be renovated. This entire area is filled with opportunities for camping, beach strolls, weddings, and history! We kinda skipped over the Fort part and spent all of our time down at the beach.
So pretty and peaceful! No one but us (a few others) and the sea birds!
Evidence of the large boats that come into these waters from the Pacific!
I think they pose this boat here but it does make for a nice photo!
Gorgeous view of the lighthouse campus…we would like to live there!
Finished off the day with this little surprise!!! So cute (although he looks a little angry…probably because Gracie is screaming at the top of her lungs in the back of the car!…we took the photo and moved along quickly).