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A Peninsula on the Peninsula

As many of our guests come by car, chances are you experienced the joy of crossing the Hood Canal Bridge. I jokingly call myself a “bridge photographer” as I’ve enjoyed and photographed many sunrises, sunsets, and boat crossings in my time on the Olympic Peninsula. When crossing the Hood Canal Bridge from Poulsbo, if you…

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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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Anchor, Historical, Marina, Olympic Peninsula
Historical Anchor at the Port Ludlow Marina

In July 2016, the Black family kindly donated a ten foot high anchor to the Port Ludlow community. The historical anchor comes from one of the notorious hell ships – the Reaper. The Reaper caught fire and burned out in Ludlow Bay almost 110 years to the day – July 21, 1906. The boat had…

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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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Animals, Nature, Game Park, Sequim
An Excursion to the Olympic Game Farm

On the Olympic Peninsula, we are so lucky to be surrounded by wildlife. I have the pleasure of seeing deer, rabbits, and eagles soaring overhead outside my office window regularly – it is truly magical. But rarely, does the chance arise to interact with wild animals. My other half, Jake, and I are both HUGE animal…

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Cider, Farm, Olympic Peninsula
Foodie Heaven on the Olympic Peninsula

Over Memorial Day Weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Port Townsend Artisan Food Festival at the Port Townsend Farmers Market. The festival was a great addition to the eclectic and fun market atmosphere. As I perused the market for veggies, goodies, and snacks, I had the chance to try some of Mt. Townsend’s…

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