Friday, August 8, 2014

8/4 Port Townsend, Fort Worden State Park

Fort Worden is an old fort at the very northeastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula, overlooking Puget Sound and the Straits of San Juan.  The road goes west of Tacoma and over the location of the old "Galloping Gerty" bridge.  Luckily the new bridge does not gallop. 

After many miles of woods, you enter Port Townsend down a hill with an open view of the sound.  Pretty!

The state park is an old army fort and has a lighthouse at the very tip, just past the lower beach campground.  It is supposed to be open for tours on Saturday, so I will be heading there on my bike.

Small beach, but very pleasant. Weather here has been with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s, but very sunny with a nice breeze.  Cool at night for sleeping.  Perfect weather for my tastes.

In this photo, you can see how the lighthouse and campground (hidden behind the dunes) is on a narrow spit of land.  You can see Puget Sound on the right and harbor for Port Townsend on the left in the far distance.

There is also a Marine Science Center on the state park pier.

Some of the residents.

Just a couple of the old fort buildings.  Will get more pictures later in the week.  Look how blue the sky is!

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