Thursday, September 27, 2012

A few more photos from the ride into Port Townsend

The fog obscured most of the scenery during our ride from Bellingham to Port Townsend, but I did manage to snap a few pictures. A portion of the ride took us through the Swinomish Indian Reservation where I stopped in at the tribal trading post. I talked with a few tribal members and told them that I'm Hopi and I'm riding to raise money for the Hopi Cancer Assistance Fund. They asked me to send a message of greeting to their "relatives of the the blue corn." They also gave me some smoked salmon that I plan to have for breakfast tomorrow with a bagel and cream cheese.  

On the bike path into Anacortes I came across this stone sculpture of an otter by a Swinomish artist. I'm not sure if there is a Hopi word for otter, but in the Swinomish language it is ska-atl

Sculpture of a seal on bike path into Anacortes

The ferry ride into Port Townsend was beautiful and by the time we arrived the fog had cleared. It was a nice reward after a cold, foggy and hilly day of riding (although I admittedly took a "bump" ahead in the van over some of the steeper terrain).  

A view of Port Townsend from the ferry.

Looking out across the bay from Port Townsend, WA

After a quick lunch and a little sightseeing in Port Townsend, I headed out for the final 2.9 mile ride to Fort Warden where we were staying for the night. But just when things were starting to look up, I rounded a corner and faced a final steep climb up to the fort. I can't say it was the steepest of the day, but it sure felt like it knowing that it was all that separated me from a hot shower.  Sadly, my legs gave out and I ended up walking the final 50 yards to the top. The good news, however, is that it afforded me a nice view and the opportunity to take a few pictures. 

The final climb for the day.

Buildings at Fort Warden in Port Townsend, WA.


  1. Nice pics. Stay strong and enjoy the views.

  2. BEAUTIFUL photography!! Stay warm, stay SAFE. I'll add to Judi's comment -- cross training is great.


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