After the retreat, I drove to Port Townsend, WA. It's a quaint little seaside town with many Victorian homes, and great little shops along the waterfront. I spent the afternoon going in and out of all the little shops, which is easy to do when you know you won't buy anything (having such a packed car is coming in handy!). Then I took some time driving around to see all the great architecture of the houses. Many of them are pretty amazing!
I checked into The Tides Inn on the waterfront, and found this view from my balcony:
(You know my love of sepia tones!)
I felt like I made the right hotel choice! When I looked a little later, here's what I saw:
Sunsets are one of my favorite things! They always look prettier with clouds, and here in WA there is no lack of clouds! In this next picture, you'll see my hotel. I was taking the pictures from a balcony similar to what you see.
At the back side of the hotel I saw this lighthouse (another love of mine) and thought the lighting behind it was pretty amazing.
Well, I had no idea what was to come! This one is a little blurry because of how windy it got. My hand couldn't stay still!
I'm going to take off in the morning for Olympic National Park, so more pictures to follow! I'm hoping to stay at Lake Cresent Lodge tomorrow night and Kalaloch Lodge on Tuesday night. Most places are getting better with having wi-fi, so I hope to update each day, but maybe I'll just be so busy I'll crash into bed each night!