Shop at the Port Townsend Farmers Market

1 07 2012

Saturday Farmers Market

Featured in The Seattle Times as “Farmers markets: five worth the drive,” the Saturday market in Uptown Port Townsend is not  to be missed. The market boasts fresh, local fruit and vegetables along with arts/crafts and plenty of food. Check out an excerpt from the article below and take their advice on the cheese stick from Pane d’Amore, it is a personal favorite of mine. Only three blocks from the Blue Gull Inn.

 Port Townsend Farmers Market

620 Tyler St., in Uptown Port Townsend.

Hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, April-December. (Also 3-6 p.m., Wednesdays, June 20 through September; and in Chimacum, Jefferson County, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays, May 20 through October.) See www.ptfarmersmarket.org.

Drive time from Seattle: About two hours, including a 30-minute ride aboard the Bainbridge Island ferry from Seattle’s Pier 52.

What’s special: With 70 vendors, including cider makers, bakers, farmers and artists, this market earned the “Market of the Year” designation from the Washington State Farmers Market Association in 2011.

What to eat: Don’t leave without buying a cheese stick from Pane d’Amore. The footlong snack is like an adult version of a licorice twist, easy to hold and whittle down in seconds. Worth bringing home are goats-milk cheeses from Mystery Bay Farm on Marrowstone Island, jars of kimchi from Midori Farm and pastries from Romanian baker Anca Hasson.

Making a day of it: Picnic on the beachfront at nearby Fort Worden State Park, or leave the car parked and walk to quiet Chetzemoka Park, with gardens and a kids’ play area. Save time for a stop at the Finnriver Farm & Cidery tasting room in Chimacum.





Bike to Port Townsend, WA

27 06 2012

Bicycling Port Townsend

Enjoy the sights!

Port Townsend was named a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. The award was given due to the commitment shown to improving conditions for bicyclists, as well as investment in bicycling promotion, educational programs and pro-bicycling policies. With the price of gas these days why not explore this beautiful town in an earth-friendly way?

There are many resources available including bike rentals, repairs, sales and routes to take.





Submarine in Port Townsend Bay

13 06 2012





Clock Tower in Jefferson County

7 06 2012

Clock Tower in Jefferson County

Great view from the clock tower at the Jefferson County Court House. This photo is looking southwest over Port Townsend Bay, Port Townsend Paper and the Olympic Mountains.





Cedar Waxwings visit Port Townsend, WA

7 06 2012

Cedar Waxwings visit Port Townsend, WA every spring but just for a couple of weeks. They fill up on holly berries before the head north. Beautiful birds, they remind me of a larger version of a cardinal. The have grey feathers with pretty yellow bellies and yellow on the tips of their feathers, they also have feather that form a top knot on their heads. Fun to see every year as they stop for a quick visit.





Tiny Hummingbird Bathing

7 06 2012

Our  fountain is on our back deck, just off the dining room at the Blue Gull Inn B&B in Port Townsend, WA. This pretty hummingbird has a bath almost every day, even in the winter time.





Wild Day 1st Annual Running of the Balls in Port Townsend, WA

24 05 2012