There are more of them than us

We drove into the brightly painted, spruced up seaport town filled with Victorian architecture. The main street ran along the bay that sparkled on the sunny, warm day. Mountains provided the ideal backdrop. Our excitement at spending a night here rose when we saw our little inn, not far from the water. We went into the office to check in. On the counter, a ceramic dish held little cellophane wrapped candies. As we studied the dish (“Ah! Which one to choose?”), we discovered that it wasn’t candy – but courtesy ear plugs for hotel guests in case the noisy seagulls threatened to disturb their sleep during the night.

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There are more of them than us! Gulls at the harbor in Port Townsend, Washington.

We walked in a meadow by the water near the inn and noticed that gulls weren’t the only birds in town.

We walked in a meadow by the water near the inn and noticed that gulls weren’t the only birds in town.

We’d never seen so many white-crowned sparrows in one place.

We’d never seen so many white-crowned sparrows in one place.

The time had come to see what else we might discover in Port Townsend.

We were quite taken with the many small cottages. On our walk, we passed the Pilots Cottage, across from the harbor and available to rent. Maybe someday….

We were quite taken with the many small cottages. On our walk, we passed The Pilots Cottage, across from the harbor and available to rent. Maybe someday….

Carved wooden signs hung next to one of the arts & crafts shops, Abracadabra. This was our favorite.

Carved wooden signs hung next to one of the arts & crafts shops, Abracadabra. This was our favorite.

We photographed the downtown Victorian building in the early evening and hadn’t noticed the glowing top until we uploaded the image.

We photographed the downtown Victorian building in the early evening and hadn’t noticed the glowing top until we uploaded the image.

We enjoyed our (too brief) stay in Port Townsend and found its many birds added an interesting touch, but that may be because birds didn’t interrupt our sleep with their singing (or squawking).

 

 

June 2015

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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4 Responses to There are more of them than us

  1. Cliff Mail says:

    That makes me feel better for only staying one night in Brussels, Port Townsend looks more like our “cup of tea” than Brussels which we though to be thoroughly missable.

  2. One night. That must be a record for short-stay? I’ve always wondered about overnight sleeping with those earplugs. It seems that there must be some health-warning about using them that balances out the lost night of sleep???

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