Thursday, October 20, 2011

Alaska and Northwest Trip - Day 24

Today was our first full day in Sequim (pronounced squim) Washington.  We stayed at the Dungeness Bay Cottages, a really nice 6 unit hotel with a beautiful view of the Dungeness Spit.  The Spit is the longest natural sand spit in the world, over 5 miles long.  The owners of the cottages are a wonderful couple who were a wealth of information about the area.  Most of what we saw or did was based on their recommendation.  The cottages had full kitchens and were a great value for what you got:  Ocean out the front window, farms and snow-topped mountains out the back windows.

We had great meals today.  Breakfast at the Oak Table in Sequim, lunch at Fins in Port Townsend and dinner at a Tapas bar in Poulsbo.  Port Townsend is a beautiful Victorian town with old brick buildings that still have advertisements painted on them.  Poulsbo is a kind of cheesy but still fun tourist town that has decided to be Norwegian.  Most of the town has a Norway flavor to it.  Some great old friends bought us some delicious pastries at Sluys Bakery in Poulsbo.

We also stopped at the Seven Cedars Casino and contributed some money to the local Indian tribe.


Dungeness Spit at Night

The Lighthouse on Dungeness Spit

Did you see the size of that slug!

Dungeness Spit

Now you know why sailors thought there were sea monsters!

Driftwood on the Spit

Kari admiring the driftwood


Isn't driftwood cool?

I mean really...

This piece got my attention...

I don't know why...

The beach on the spit had tons of cool rocks

Looking down on the spit

View from Fins in Port Townsend

Bad driver in Port Townsend

These were the ads I was telling you about

Is Poulsbo cheesy?

It's hard to say...

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