Sunday, June 19, 2016

Passage from Whidbey Island

The Washington state ferry M/V Kennewick sailing 
 into Port Townsend Bay on a recent June day amid a mix of  sun and fog.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

A Market Visit

It was one of those beautiful spring mornings in Seattle when glimpses of the sun start breaking through the low cloud cover.  The vendors were still setting up along the corridors of Pike Place Market. I walked up the hill to 1st Ave and Pine St. to shoot this view across Elliott Bay with the market sign in the foreground. And right on cue, a steady flow of busy people started stepping into the frame just to do their part for the composition. Thank you, Seattleites! 

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Thursday, May 3, 2012


Wild, natural beauty on the Pacific beaches around Kalaloch Lodge in the Olympic Nat'l Park.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pane d'Amore

Pane d'Amore, one of the finest artisan bakeries in the Puget Sound,
sells on the street during Saturday's Port Townsend Farmers Market.
The products page on the website lists a wonderful array of their goodies. 
Bakeries is the theme for May in the CDPB community.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Silvery Sea

On a pretty spring afternoon, the ferry, Kennewick departs Port Townsend on its daily runs to Coupeville on Whidbey Island.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Deer Watch

It's a morning ritual in uptown Port Townsend when families of resident deer are seen making their feeding rounds from yard to yard. Snapped this sunrise silhouette overlooking Port Townsend Bay from Washington Street.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

North Beach

A long and rugged stretch of beach and bluffs runs along the north side of Port Townsend and the Quimper Peninsula. It's a favorite haunt for locals that enjoy walking or beachcombing or running their dogs off the leash between the tides. Some enjoy looking for small shards of sea glass that turn up regularly in the sand deposited from the old dumps along the coast many years ago. It's a beautiful stretch bordering the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Range are seen here while looking east toward Point Wilson Lighthouse.
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Market Days

Saturday was a beautiful spring day 
for the opening of the 2012 Port Townsend Farmers Market.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Plum Purdy

The first several days of spring offered mostly clear and mild weather for Port Townsend when I took this picture of the plum blossoms in the front of The Courtyard Bakery downtown. Today is a different matter regarding the weather as we are now getting slammed by yet another wild, wet and windy weather system from the Pacific.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Winter Dawn

Mt Rainier at first light, 
 as seen from uptown Port Townsend.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Kayaking the Elwha in the Olympic Mountains.
Paddle, paddle...glide... 
Slowly, quietly, slipping through God's country.
Today's theme for CDP is action shot.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Autumn Ribbons

Layers of fog, clouds, mountains and sea
catch the new day's dawning light,
as seen from Point Hudson in Port Townsend.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunrise Workout

A rower heads out for Port Townsend Bay.
 Mellow Yellow Monday

Thursday, October 20, 2011

On the Coast

Copalis Beach
A fog bank rolls in on a sunny autumn morning
 along the Olympic Peninsula coast.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

September Dawn

“Every time we walk along a beach
some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves
shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed
and whitened timbers like the homesick
refugees of a long war.”  -  Loren Eiseley

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wooden Boat Festival

Ah, the time has come for lovers of wooden boats to celebrate in Port Townsend. Tomorrow is the opening of the 35th Annual Wooden Boat Festival which runs through the weekend. Hundreds of wooden vessels of all sizes (tall ships and small skiffs), shapes (beamy cruisers and sleek racers) and types (schooners, motor launches, paddle boats) will gather around Port Townsend Bay from places far and near. Check out the schedule and activities here.

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