Friday, August 30, 2013

Chimacum, Washington August 30, 2013

Today we woke up to a sunny day. We got ready to move and drove 20 miles to the Escapees Park at Chimacum. We were hoping for an RV site, but they are full. The office manager told us that someone was supposed to leave tomorrow, so we are hoping to get hook-ups.

 After we got settled into the dry camping, we drove to Port Gamble, a small town southwest of us. It is a little tourist town full of old houses. They have a fabric store we had to go see. It is housed in what used to be an old horse stable for the local Hotel.  It was later used for storing cars. It was used for a fire station for a short time, and was used for a maintenance shed until 2008 and in 2010 it was converted into commercial space.

The post office and garden are on the right.

We walked around the old town and by what is now the post office, there is a lovely flower garden. We couldn't believe how large the blooms are. Most of them are Dahlias, with one poppy in the mix. One of the prettier flowers is larger than the span of my hand.

This is over 10" wide.

 Across from the post office is the general store. It also has a café in part of it. Upstairs is a shell Museum. There are shells and coral from all over the world. A lot of them are very large.

This old home was in Port Gamble. Cindy especially liked the Stained glass.

We also got to see more of the beautiful scenery, including this picture of the water.

We went to the little town of Poulbo which is about 10 miles south of Port Gamble. It has a tourist section. The town has a Norwegian feel to it. We walked around this part of town for a little while and then headed back toward Chimacum.

This mural was on one of the businesses.

Cindy liked this painting on the bakery. 
On the way over we crossed what the GPS said was a floating bridge. On the way back, the draw bridge must have closed the road, because the traffic was stopped for about 4 miles. We were about 3 miles from the bridge and there was at least a mile behind.We had been warned about delays if a boat or ship went through, so it was no surprise to get stopped. After about 15 minutes we finally got to cross the bridge and get on our way.
We found this old barn while looking for Black Berries.
On the way back we wanted to find somewhere to pick Black Berries, and after driving some of the side roads, we found a good place to get berries. We probably will go back and get more berries before we leave here.

Thanks for visiting.

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