“What is it about a beautiful sunny afternoon, with the birds singing and the wind rustling through the leaves, that makes you want to get drunk?”
So... yes, Port Townsend IS lovely. I may occasionally complain about the lack of social outlet here, the inconvenience of not having major shopping places, etc... but it does not change the fact that it is SO worth it to live in such a beautiful place.
Even the odd little dirt trails in the places where streets don't connect (why do city planners insist on streets not connecting? What's up with that?) are pretty.
You can see the water from almost anywhere uptown. This is one of the obvious benefits of being surrounded by water on three sides and being on a hill. The other benefit is wind. Lots of wind. Ok, maybe that's not really a benefit as much as a nuisance.
But the neighborhoods are awfully pretty.
These two houses are down the street and around the corner from our apartment. I quite like them.
More water. Heh. I feel like my photos aren't really representative of the type of cars seen most in PT. I took these photos last Sunday and I'm guessing all of the most PT-esque cars were out and about instead of parked in their driveways. Typically you'd see a lot more Volvo & Subaru station wagons, Prius(s), and 70's/80's diesel Mercedes...
I guess it's not the end of the world that I didn't get more pictures of cars. That's kind of silly.
This is the Northwest Maritime Center. They just built this last year down on the waterfront and although the design of it doesn't really fit with the old brick buildings and Victorian houses, it's quite fetching.
It feels like it belongs in some Dutch seaport as a common area for the locals to stroll and do european things, whatever those are.
Watch out for tsunamis, guys.
And driftwood. It'll get you.
In other news, there are piles of lumber sitting next to our foundation! I think this is a good sign.