Monday, October 09, 2006
My trip to Pt. Townsend, WA last Thursday
This shows the downtown shoreline as the ferry was approaching it's turn into the slip where it moors. We passed the boat going the other direction a bit before our arrival. With two boats operating there is service every 45 minutes each way, at least in the mid-day.
Here is the slip as the boat approaches. Pt. Townsend is a town from the late 1800s and many buildings from that era have been restored to look as they did when new. I don't know for sure what the one on the hill above the slip is but it looks kind of like a school. Maybe our bloggers from Whidbey Island who have been here more than I will know and can answer that in a comment. Phyllis or Mary Lou?
This is a different view of the downtown waterfront from the boat as we were comming into the slip. You can see the prop wash from the propellers at the front slowing our approach so it just smoothly enters the slip.
This is a street scene just a few blocks east of the ferry dock. You can see a couple of examples of the old restored buildings. Also note that the leaves on the trees have not started to turn to their fall colors even though this was taken on Oct. 5th. I think the closness to the water moderates the climate so much that it doesn't get cold enough here to cause them to change very early in the fall season.
Here is another of the restored buildings. It is not falling over backward but I had to use a wide angle lens to get even this much of it into the photo and the perspective is exagerated. I also worked quite awhile in Photoshop to remove some of the most obnoxious power lines from the upper part of the building. I wish the town would spend the money to put them all under ground. It would improve photos a lot!
We had lunch at a Thai restaurant that was very good. I am not one for the fire hot foods but they had some that were just my speed, so I was happy. After lunch G wanted to go to a special place for desert, so we headed off for it.
This is the Elevated Ice Cream & Candy Shop. They make their own product and sell them by the pound, including the ice cream. That way you can buy just a small amount of ice cream, enough to taste & enjoy but without a lot of caleries. I like that plan!
This is the main candy counter. We each bought one truffel, which was very good. I got a mocha when I first arrived as I got there before G & J so got to enjoy it while people watching. On our way back to the ferry boat I bought an Americano at the same store, then boarded the 15:45 boat for Keystone.
I got back home shortly before 18:00 after a very enjoyable day trip with friends and also seeing a part of my area that I don't get to often enough. I think I will need to go back soon.
Thanks for letting us tag along , your pics are great ,sounds like you had a great time,and sweet treats yum
have a great day and hugs for HUGGY
mR. mocha '
I thought it time I paid you another visit.
Your photo's are great and it looks like you had a great day.
Till I visit again
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