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Fort Wolden, Port Townsend, Washington-History in the Northern Coastal region is a dog delight!

Hello!
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.

Fort Wolden in Washington lighthouse photoHood Canal/River grassy wetlands lead to rocky clam and oyster filled beaches!

Fort Wolden, Port Townsend, Washington yellow flower photoLooking toward what I think is Oak Island. These yummy yellow flowers are everywhere along the shore and smell just like gardenias…wonderful!

Fort Wolden Lighthouse, Washington, photoWe 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.

Fort Wolden, Washington coastal photoSo pretty and peaceful! No one but us (a few others) and the sea birds!

Northern Washington boat, Fort Wolden photoEvidence of the large boats that come into these waters from the Pacific!

Fort Wolden, Port Townsend, Washington photoI think they pose this boat here but it does make for a nice photo!

Fort Wolden, Port Townsend, Washington lighthouse landscape photoGorgeous view of the lighthouse campus…we would like to live there!

Port Townsend, Washington baby deer photoFinished 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).

-Heidi

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