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Winter Romance on the Olympic Peninsula

Winter Romance on the Olympic Peninsula

I recently stumbled across a word I had never seen before – apricity. Have you heard it before? It is rather obscure. Miriam Webster defines ‘apricity’ as “the warmth of sun in the winter”.

During this chilly season when the cold lingers and scarves become like a second skin, I find myself searching for the warmth of the sun. I find that warmth in the embrace of my special someone and through adventures with our amazing pup on the Olympic Peninsula.

This winter my fiancé and I have adventured on many, many snowy hikes accompanied by our loyal companion – Chimi the Cattle Dog, made wreaths from foliage foraged from the backyard, enjoyed late nights snuggled up by the fireplace with Finnriver cider and early mornings curled up under the covers with warm cups of coffee, and cooked our favorite comfort foods like tortilla soup and fettuccine alfredo. It has been a beautiful winter season and I look forward to even more winter excursions.

With Valentine’s Day is coming up, here are a few suggestions on how you too can celebrate winter romance and discover your warmth of sun…

  • Adventure to Olympic National Park and enjoy a skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing excursion at Hurricane Ridge
  • Celebrate the grape, and cider, during the Wine, Cider, & Chocolate Tour
  • Savor a delicious dinner at The Fireside – enjoy a memorable Valentine’s Day or a make Wednesdays extra special with Dinner For Two Night (every Wednesday in February)
  • Or simply, relax – cozy up with your favorite person next to the fireplace in your guestroom at the Inn at Port Ludlow

How to celebrate winter romance? How do you find the warmth of the sun during the winter? As always, we would love to hear your stories. Connect with us on Instagram (@theresortatportludlow), Facebook (@portludlow), or Twitter (@portludlow) with the hashtag #WinterRomanceinPL

Written by: Kaitlin Chester

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