Posts Tagged ‘boats’

Grape Hyacinth

April 8th, 2014 by bluegullinn

4-6" tall

4-6″ tall

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Don’t hide from the weather, embrace it!

February 2nd, 2013 by bluegullinn

Does is seem like everyone is planning a tropical or exotic getaway? Wouldn’t you like to have a little getaway of your own? You can… and without blowing your whole budget. There is beauty right here in your own backyard. There are miles of beaches to walk and regain your mental balance and sense of calm (that frankly, I think we could all use right about now). If you need to warm up try something spicy or exotic at Khu Larb Thai or Hanazono Asian Noodle. If you enjoy tea, Pippa’s is a friendly place to visit. They have so many different blends you are almost certain to find one you like…make mine the Jasmine Green!

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Summer in Port Townsend

August 21st, 2012 by bluegullinn

With a little under two weeks until Labor Day weekend it is a great time to get over to Port Townsend to enjoy the last of the summer weather. The dahlias are blooming and just strolling through the Uptown neighborhood can offer some lovely views of water, gardens and Victorian homes. The weather this time of year is perfect for a weekend getaway… so why not plan one?

 

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Whale Watching

July 30th, 2012 by bluegullinn

If you come to Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula one of the activities you have to partake in is whale watching. Puget Sound Express has been operating for 27 years and leaves from Point Hudson. They have a few different tours to choose from. They have a 98% whale watching success rate and even have a guarantee on that 2% chance you don’t see any whales. In my opinion the boat trip through the area would be worth the money, but throw in guaranteed whale sightings and I am sold. If that hasn’t convinced you, check out Puget Sound Express on facebook and TripAdvisor as well.

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Sirens Pub

July 20th, 2012 by bluegullinn

 

 

 

 

 

Kick back with a cold one at Sirens. Opening at noon everyday, they have a fairly extensive bar and many brews on tap. With the best mixed drinks in town (try a Mai Tai or Mojito) and a deck overlooking the water it can’t be beat. While the décor may not be to everyone’s taste the food is definitely delicious, my favorites are the Texas Jalapeno Poppers and Sicilian Pizza, so good! A couple tips from a local, get there early if you are planning on eating or finding a seat. It can get crowded in the evening as they usually have live music. For faster service, order at the bar!

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Port Townsend Marine Science Center

July 19th, 2012 by bluegullinn

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is celebrating 30 years! Located out on the pier at Fort Worden State Park, it is a cool place to visit. It’s not just for kids either. The goal is to encourage people to get involved in making decisions that impact local, national and international marine and shoreline environments. The center itself has its own blog page and offers exhibits showing local marine and shoreline habitats. It is a chance to see what’s below the water… without the risk of hypothermia. A Discover Pass is not required to see the Marine Science Center, make sure to get a temporary to put in your car, but they are encouraged.

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North Beach

July 15th, 2012 by bluegullinn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Beach is one of Port Townsend’s beautiful, if somewhat hidden, treasures. Known primarily only to locals it is perfect for beachcombing, having a picnic or diving (for the more adventurous). There is also facebook page displaying and selling beach glass that has washed up. If you are interested, ask the Innkeepers John and Renee for directions… we want to keep this one a secret.

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Silverwater Cafe

July 14th, 2012 by bluegullinn

The Silverwater Café is located in downtown Port Townsend on the corner of newly refurbished Taylor Street. The restaurant has been around for over 20 years and serves everything from Dungeness crab cakes to braised lamb to lentil burgers. Vegetarians and meat-eaters are sure to find something delicious from their unique and eclectic menu. This is a great place to have dinner with that special someone and go catch a movie next door at The Rose Theatre, they even offer a 3 course Pre Theater Meal. The Mezzaluna Lounge is located upstairs and offers a wide variety of wine.

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Dungeness Spit

July 12th, 2012 by bluegullinn

For a fantastic day trip, try Dungeness Spit, located in the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge along the northern coast of the Olympic Peninsula. It is an hour drive but totally worth the trip. The spit is a preserve for native birds, no dogs allowed, so bring the camera. You can make the full 10 mile round-trip hike and check out the New Dungeness Lighthouse at the 5 mile mark. Be sure to check the tide calendar before you go. Having made this hike myself I have to recommend it to out-of-towners or even locals who don’t know it’s there. Simply beautiful!

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Summer is finally here, now what?

July 10th, 2012 by bluegullinn

Why not try something new or see familiar sights from a different perspective? Kayaking is a great way to beat the heat and enjoy an afternoon on the water. For those who have never kayaked, or for those who have, Port Townsend scenery makes for a beautiful trip. The PT Guide website offers helpful links to get you started. Port Townsend Outdoors (located at Fort Worden State Park) provides kayak rentals, tours and lessons. Don’t just stand there on shore, get out and have an adventure!

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