30 miles further up the Kitsap peninsula from my home is the enchanting little historic town of Port Gamble, Washington. This morning was our first trip to this town, but it will not be our last. As we strolled down its main street (which is literally one block long, goes in one direction, and has a 10mph speed limit), I had visions of characters reminiscent of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. It reminded me of the river towns of my youth due to its position of sitting on a small hill overlooking the mouth of Hood Canal, which is part of greater Puget Sound. The little town is preserved and pays homage to its history in the logging industry, and it’s filled with cute little shops, antique stores, and even a museum and cafe. Take a look at this cutie-pie town – there is a reason it’s on the list of US National Historic Landmarks!
I have about twenty different blog entries in my head and very little time to actually get them down, but I wanted to post these pictures for what I’m dubbing Mountain View Monday. I bought my first DSLR camera – a Canon EOS Rebel T5. It came with two telephoto lenses, and I’m finally getting to take pictures that capture the beauty of this region. Still trying to figure all the settings out, but check out these views! (For reference, these mountains are about 15- 20 miles away from where the pictures were shot.) More to come!
Living in a place where the earth and the sky meet in the form of snow covered peaks has humbled me these past nine months. It’s impossible not to feel like you’re just one speck of dust on this grand earth when standing in a grove where the trees are as tall as skyscrapers. Continue reading “Mt. Rainier National Park – aka How we spent our Saturday morning”
Welcome to one of my new favorite places, Gold Creek Pond. Elevation 3000 feet and nearby to Snoqualmie Pass, which is one of the few ways to get to and from Seattle over the Cascade range. One of the most beautiful places I’ve seen since we moved to Washington! (more pictures under the cut)
We took a rambling trip today to explore the new region we’ve been calling home these past 7 months. We meandered down to Tacoma and then over to Olympia, where we stopped for lunch. Continue reading “Well crud… I think my camera is now obsolete”
The thing I love most about living in a new area is that we get to be explorers. Especially here in Washington, where hundreds of miles of untapped wilderness is just a very short drive.
My schedule is different this week because I’m working the “late” shift (12p-9p), but I’m working from home, so my mornings are free. We decided to explore and we ended up down on the Chinook Pass Scenic Byway. Continue reading “Not-wordless Wednesday – White River along Chinook Pass Scenic Byway”
The snow-capped peaks of the Olympic Mountains in the distance, and Puget Sound in the foreground. (Photo under the cut.)