It's a warm September afternoon on the Long Beach Peninsula, and I'm up to my waist in Pacific Ocean waves. Pointers from my Skookum Surf instructor ping through my head as I clamber onto my board and attempt to ride the tide. Read More...
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It's a warm September afternoon on the Long Beach Peninsula, and I'm up to my waist in Pacific Ocean waves. Pointers from my Skookum Surf instructor ping through my head as I clamber onto my board and attempt to ride the tide.
Part of the allure of Kitsap County is the oh-so-picturesque way of getting there: gliding across expanses of water aboard a Washington State Ferry.
Fifteen miles south of Port Townsend, a red barn looms at the end of a dirt road.
Across the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsulas, port towns nestle like jewel boxes on the shore.
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WITH COUNTLESS REASONS to visit Port Townsendincluding an enclave of Victorian architecture so well preserved its one of only three Victorian seaports in the U.S.selecting one seems impossible.
LOCATED CONVENIENTLY by car or ferry from all major Washington ports, the Kitsap Peninsula holds something in store for every visitor.
THE HOOD CANAL is not a canal at all, but a fjord, and one of the only fjords in the continental United States.
WITH 157 MILES of coastline, theres a beachand beach townfor everyone.
HIGHWAY 101 is a twisty, mostly two-lane road that wends its way fromthe state capital to Washingtons western shoresis a picturesquebackdrop for an epic road-trip experience. Buckle up for a highwayadventure through the Olympic Peninsula and along the coast.
A FREEWAY OF ROCKS, worn smooth by millennia of Pacific Ocean waves, crunches underfoot.
From the ferry, Port Townsend seems to perch along a hairline shelf above the harbor. Victorian houses stick out from the bluffs, a stark contrast to the modern, earthy architecture that seems to occupy so many Washington shorelines.
No matter which coastal community you choose to explore, lifes always a beach.