Month: June 2018

Kayaking With Seals

June 30 We are on our way to Burlington, Washington today and will be crossing Puget Sound on the ferry from Port Townsend to Whidbey Island.  I love Port Townsend and will miss it, but there is lots to see and do on the…

It’s Still Junuary

June 29 The day before yesterday, we got our second glimpse of Mount Ranier in the two weeks we’ve been here.  We didn’t even think about being able to see it from here until it suddenly popped up one day. The weather has been…

Downtown Dog

June 27 Dart seems to be becoming a city dog.  When Regis has allowed Dart to decide where to go on their walks, Dart heads straight downtown.  I would never have guessed he would choose downtown. Yesterday, when I was taking Dart for our…

Lawn Ornaments – Deer

June 25 When Dart and I go on our morning walks through Port Townsend, we see LOTS of deer.  They look like lawn ornaments.  They are pretty tame.  They let us get close, but not too close.  Dart doesn’t seem to notice them unless…

Discovery Trail

June 23 Last evening we saw a rainbow during sunset.  This is the second time in a week we saw one.  Prior to this, I don’t think I’ve seen a rainbow for a couple years.  Very cool. We went to the local farmers market…

Orcas

June 20 I went on a whale watch tour with the Puget Sound Express.  The tour leaves from the same marina/campground where we are staying, so it was convenient to walk over.  On the way, we spied this little river otter hanging around the…

Under the Salish Sea

June 19 The weather warmed up quite a bit yesterday.  I woke up yesterday morning at 4:30 to watch the sunrise.  Dart joined me.  The water was calm and the sky was clear.  I saw a sea lion swim by and a few seals….

Drama

It is entertaining to watch the drama with the Purple Martins.  Watching them in the air was like watching a dogfight between early era airplanes.   We got onto the water today to do some kayaking.  I love watching the seals pop their heads…

Purple Martins

Our new campground has 4 nest boxes set up by the water that have attracted more purple martins than the boxes can accommodate.  There is a lot of twittering, communicating, and bickering going on.  Regis saw two females fall out of the sky latched…

Gifts of the Day

I love to venture off with the camera and see what gifts the day will bring. I heard a bunch of crows screaming at something.  I investigated and saw the racoon hanging out in the tree.  Every time the racoon moved, the crows went…

Junuary

Apparently, the locals call June Junuary because it is cold.  Summer weather doesn’t arrive until the end of the month.  I’m wearing my Florida winter gear while vacationing in Washington in June. Our son and his friend are in Port Townsend until Sunday and…

And They’re Off

We woke before 4:30 this morning to watch the start of the Race 2 Alaska (R2AK).  The sky starts to lighten around 4:00 here, which is taking some getting used to.  We are camped right on Puget Sound, so I grabbed Dart and my…