Thursday, March 10, 2011

What to Do ... in Port Townsend!

Over the weekend, we took a day trip to Port Townsend.   It was kind of hard to get to but was well worth the trouble!  We took the ferry from Edmonds to Kingston:

Pulling away from the dock at Edmonds ... there's some blue sky peeking out!

We started our day at The Owl Sprit Cafe.  This was a last minute find and it was a great one.  It was the cutest little cafe - they made fresh squeezed juices that were amazing and they had a wide variety of things on the menu.  That spells success to me!

My sliders ... I had one with bacon and their "house" sauce and one with cucumber sauce, cucumbers and red onions.  The chips and fresh guacamole that came with the sliders was amazing.

After lunch, we strolled to the very end of the main street and got some great shots of the town from one of the piers:

We headed back down the main street and came upon the coolest underground bar/coffee shop called Undertown:

And then we headed to Fort Worden State Park:
You may recognize the buildings above from "An Officer and A Gentlemen."

We found a boat

We saw this lighthouse!  I love lighthouses.

Hi Mr. S.

J. and I.

We saw the old fort.  I think the fort was the coolest part of our trip.  You couldn't see it from the beach, but there was an entire fort built into the hill overlooking the water.  It was used by the Army to defend the Puget Sound area back in early 1900's.

Close-up of the fort.  There were tunnels under all these buildings that we explored ... 
it was slightly creepy!

My cell

G.S. and W. in a bunker.

We explored the fort until it started getting dark and then headed back into Port Townsend for dinner.  We ate at a wonderful Japanese restaurant and I finally had sushi!

Officially, this trip was a visit to the Olympic Peninsula which is on my Seattle Bucket List.  However, I'm not crossing it off yet because there's so much more to see on the peninsula and J. has a weekend peninsula trip planned for warmer weather.


  1. I love Fort Warden!!! It was always a blast as kids to run around scaring each other.

    There are also some cool hikes to check out in the Olympic Mountains, and if you are in the Sequim/Port Angeles area you should check out the Dungeness Spit. The ferry ride from Port Angeles to Victoria is pretty fun as well. As if you need more ideas for things to do. :)

  2. I adore Port Townsend! It's such a beautiful, romantic little town. We used to go to Fort Worden all the time as kids - those tunnels were so much fun, even though they all smelled like pee :-)

    There is definitely more to see on the Peninsula, but Port Townsend is a must-see. Glad you made it over there!

  3. Will you send me your e-mail address so I can e-mail you about Taste WA?