Even though it was the middle of summer holidays, we were able to just drive up and catch the next ferry. The ferry left from Coupeville, a pretty little town that’s definitely worth a stop.
There are several sea creature skeletons in the red building at the end of the main pier in Coupeville. This prehistoric-looking skeleton is from a stellar sea lion. He is HUGE, and with really nasty fangs – I wouldn’t want to be in the water with him around!
Many of the tables on the ferry have been set with jigsaw puzzles to work on during the 45 minute crossing. Even though it is July, this particular puzzle is a snowy Christmas scene.
Port Townsend comes into view.
Just waiting to get off.
Our GPS is accurate but amusing, we are indeed out floating above the harbour.
Test Road Trip to the Olympic Peninsula
- Planning a Road Trip: Old Ways Vs. New Ways
- A Deception Pass Boat Trip & Whale Watching
- Washington State Parks on Whidbey Island
- On the Ferry to Port Townsend
- Port Townsend
- Sequim Lavender Fields
- A Hike up Hurricane Ridge
- Trail to Marymere Falls in Olympic National Park
- The Hall of Mosses Trail in the Hoh Rain Forest
- Ruby Beach on the Olympic Peninsula
- Ocean Shores: Steamers and Strange Jellyfish
- Trip to the Olympic Peninsula: Recommendations
We were just there a few weeks ago. Be sure to stop in to the Lively Olive on the main street. Awesome olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting bar!
We arrived a little too late to do much other than race around a couple of art galleries before they closed. And we were off the next day. But Port Townsend is definitely worth going back to – I have a bunch of things still to experience and the Lively Olive was one of them.