The 16th annual Lavender Festival is coming up next weekend, Friday, July 20th– Sunday, 22nd. The event takes place in Sequim, WA and includes a street fair, with free admission and parking, as well as self guided, also free, farm tours. This is the largest lavender event in North America and includes seven different lavender farms from around the area. I don’t know about you but I could use some relaxing aromatherapy and with free admission you can’t go wrong. In fact, you will probably see me there.
There are breathtaking views from many points at Fort Worden State Park, here in Port Townsend. There are wooded trails galore for hikers, and a few paved pathways for those of us who like a more comfortable walk. This is the view from the upper bunker loop, located at the back of the park. It’s a 1/2 hour or so walk, up through the madrona trees on a nice paved service road.