Sculpture to Dungeness to Seattle, July 12, 2013

Checked out of the Olympic Lodge and spent a little time strolling through the Art Outside sculpture garden in Port Angeles – a neat place with contemporary sculpture embedded in the woods. Indoor art museum, too, but that wasn’t open yet.

From Port Angeles, we headed to Dungeness Spit, a strange 5-mile long sandspit, curved so that it creates a protective harbor/breeding ground for Dungeness Crabs. Discovered/named by George Vancouver in 1792, of course. Historic lighthouse at the end of the spit, but we did not attempt the 5-hour roundtrip hike! Half-mile out and back was plenty. Note the collection of debris with Japanese printing – washed ashore on Dungeness from the 2011 Tsunami.

From Dungeness to Port Townsend, one of only 3 National Historic Register Victorian town centers in the US – along with Cape May, NJ and Galveston, TX (Mystic, CT used to be on the list, but is too re-constructed now to lay claim to “historic.”). From Port Townsend we drove to Bainbridge Island to catch one of the ferries to downtown Seattle.

Finally back in the city, in a hotel overlooking the Public Library we had toured a week ago. Met the cousins for dinner at Pike’s Marketplace.


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