I have an almost romantic interest in lighthouses. I just think they are so cool. A beacon of light in the distance that penetrates through the debris to get you home safely. It’s almost as if they are a symbol for something that we all want in our lives. Simply a light to guide us in the right direction.
So when I was in Seattle, I naturally wanted to take the day trip over through the Olympic Forest to check out this cool little town.
Taking the 101 up from the south (opposed to a ferry across the channel) is my preferred route. You will drive through land that is still populated by the Chinook Tribe of Native Americans. Breathtaking is putting it lightly. It’ll take a couple of hours going this way but it is well worth it. There are Oyster Farms dotting the highway which are a a must see even if you don’t like oysters as educating yourself about the process is definitely a fun experience. My favorite would be the Hamma Hamma Oyster Farm.
After a little while, you will come into Port Townsend. It really is the picturesque fishing village, lifted right out of my dreams. Cafe’s and restaurants dot the coast along with Victorian architecture sprinkled in. Local jam sessions popped up in many of the cafe’s and folk music filled the streets.
The main attraction in the town is the Point Wilson Lighthouse. Named by Captain George Vancouver in 1792 after his colleague Captain George Wilson, marks the western side of the entrance to Admiralty Inlet from the Strait of Juan de Fuca and is an important landmark for vessels traveling to and from Puget Sound.
I can’t wait to go back in season, when boats are coming in daily with the days catch and chowder fills the bellies of fishermen.
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1421-1441 E Washington St, Sequim, WA 98382
Point Wilson Lighthouse
200 Battery Way E, Port Townsend, WA 98368