Although some specific stops were planned ahead, much of what we did "up here" was decided after we arrived. Like our time in Port Ludlow which turned out to be one of our favorites.
With no expectations of success, Saturday morning we decided to check out two more lakes.
Lake Anderson is a very pretty little spot with a Day Use Area, horse trails, and poisonous algae.
|Even more effective than No Trespassing|
The last spot was Teal Lake. Not knowing what sign would greet us here, we were very happy to see
|We'd love to, thank you|
The perfect spot for Bill to practice fly-fishing (he's just bought the rod and other goodies), and me to play with the camera. And Tessa to soak her face in all the rain-wet bushes!
The previous day's rain gave me a chance to try some different close-ups.
Bill got a few bites and all was right with the world again :-)
I forgot to get ferry tickets for Sunday, and with the Jefferson County Fair over the weekend, it was fully booked for the whole day :-( We'll have to do Whidbey Island next time.
Instead we took in more of Port Townsend, including the large boat yard. Something else we've never done, hadn't planned to do, and thoroughly enjoyed.
The variety was amazing. Most of the ones we could get close to were being worked on, but there were dozens more that looked like they had been there a long time. They were all very large and we could see ourselves on a different kind of adventure. Maybe with a crew.
Port Townsend has some of the most beautiful old buildings, and I especially loved the big clock tower. We found our waterfront spot for lunch and headed back home.
We ended our stay in Port Ludlow at Ludlow Falls. Just 200 yards behind our site, the small, multi-level falls run year-round due to the heavy moss that soaks up and releases the water along the creek above. A very beautiful place.
We love this area, and with the banana-belt weather conditions could see ourselves landing here someday. But for now it's off to see and do more that we've not seen and done before!