Day 4 And 5 Port Townsend

Day 4 was an easy 3.5 hour motor to Port Townsend where we tied up at the Hudson Point Marina near Admiralty inlet the East entrance to the Straits of San Juan de Fuca. Port Townsend is about wooden boats, architecture and history. Lots to take in around its seaside shore. The music for departure from Port Ludlow was Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture replete with real canon. It's somber rather memorial tribute beginning and canon fire was chosen because Port Ludlow was named in honor of Navy Lt. Augusta Ludlow who served during the War of 1812. A her, he was mortally wounded during a battle at sea. His Captain who also died during that battle issued the famous command to Lt. Ludlow, "Don't give up the ship." Both are buried at Trinity Church in Manhattan.
Due to small craft advisory and gale warnings in the Straits we stayed an extra day and plan to depart Saturday for Oak Bay Marina on Vancouver Island. We had dinner with my cousin Steve Park who lives here in Port Townsend. A consummate story teller and writer we had our fill of tears of laughter. Thanks cousin!
So early light out tonight in preparation for the crossing. It was a nice day of rest and local exploration.

Author: S/V Kestrel

Retired maritime executive and cargo surveyor.

2 thoughts on “Day 4 And 5 Port Townsend”

  1. Wishing you a safe crossing to Oak Bay Marina. If you go up to Pender Island, stay at both Bedwell Harbour and Otter Bay Marina. Excellent stops.
    Reid Harbor on Stuart Is is also a good anchorage, including fun hikes.


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