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Marina, Olympic Peninsula, Boating
Four Scenic Spots in Port Ludlow

Scenic, picturesque, and so many other synonyms and adjectives are aptly used to describe Port Ludlow. The dictionary definition for scenic reads “providing or relating to views of impressive or beautiful natural scenery.” But I must disagree. Many “scenic” spots do not have to be traditionally beautiful or even natural for that matter. One of…

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Water Sports, Marina, Olympic Peninsula
Paddling Ludlow Bay

In the Pacific Northwest when the weather hits 90 degrees, it is time to get in, on, or around the water. On a particularly scorching summer afternoon, my mother and I decided it was time to try paddle boarding. As this was both on our summer “bucket lists” and we needed reprieve from the heat…

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Museum, Port Gamble, History, Lifestyle
Traveling Back in Time in Port Gamble

Port Gamble, less than 20 minutes from Port Ludlow, is a U.S. National Historic Landmark and a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. On a warm August day, I explored the quaint town full of historical buildings, quirky shops, and beautiful scenery – including a gorgeous dahlia garden outside the old post office now converted…

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Concert, Outdoors, Summer, Port Townsend
Concerts on the Dock

Last Thursday, July 14th marked the beginning of the free, all-ages Concerts on the Dock series in Port Townsend at Pope Marine Park Plaza, about a 30 minute drive from the Inn. Each week from July 14th through September 1st a different band entertains a large crowd and I had the chance to enjoy the…

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Cider, Farms, Olympic Peninsula
Olympic Peninsula Cider Route

“I’m not sure what Napa Valley felt like in the days before the world really discovered California wines, but I’m pretty sure it’s close to the vibe that hard-cider lovers are feeling these days in Port Townsend, Washington.” – David Volk, USA Today. And it’s not just in Port Townsend, hard cider is now an…

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Bloedel Reserve, Pond, Historic
An Afternoon at Bloedel Reserve

On a sunny spring afternoon, I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorite places in the whole world – Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, a 40 minute drive from Port Ludlow. The reserve is an award-winning 150 acre, public garden that has a mixture of perfectly fern and foliage lined trails, landscaped gardens,…

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