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