Thursday, June 12, 2008

To the Pacific

Left Whidbey Island to catch the ferry boat to Port Townsend. Ferry boats = lots of waiting so worked on some stitchery while waiting & ferrying. Port Townsend is an absolutely fabulous historic town filled with shops, cafes, and restaurants.
This is the most amazing building!
Most stuff was closed so grabbed coffee, hit a couple of antique shops and headed to Port Angeles. Port Angeles was not so charming but had a quilt shop called The Quilted Strait. Loved the quilt shop! Bought some fat quarters and a pattern and saw some beautiful quilts on loan from a local designer. Back in car and headed west to the Pacific Ocean.
The weather stayed like this all day and it was chilly. And I loved it! It is just so beautiful out here.
Actually it reminded me of when my dad used to take us to Sault Ste. Marie (Upper Peninsula of Michigan) in May (to beat all the tourists) and everything would be closed and it would be freezing and we would sit and watch boats go through the Soo Locks. (Mom, the temperature was exactly like that).
No swimming or even toe dipping in this water. The black sand and smooth rocks on the beach were incredible.

3 comments:

Becky said...

What a relief! You were able to visit a quilt shop. Didn't want you to have withdrawls.

suepinio said...

I was so happy to see pictures of some of the things we saw last year. I am SO jealous! Wish I were with you!!!!

SUE

Deb said...

we loved Port Townsend - in fact, there's a framed print of a row of homes from Port Townsend hanging above our fireplace mantel. did you get to check out the old fort, too?? wonderful pictures! thanks!!