We took Amtrak to Seattle and the Bainbridge ferry, biked to Poulsbo, & our hostess Karli met us at dusk with her little red pickup. She wined and dined us in Port Townsend, got us in to the Wooden Boat Festival as "crew" of her 17' sailboat Anaiis. We helped get it ready, then sailed & took pictures of everyone else's boats. We met Ernie's friends from Callahan's Crosstime Saloon, and some very generous mariners, whom I largely neglected to photograph.
After the festival, we explored the Olympic Peninsula. Hot springs at Sol Duc, the NW tip of the US at Cape Flattery, Makah museum, Hoh rainforest. Pictures reflect Ernie's fascination with mosses and mushrooms; and my fascination with trees, roots, and Ernie. We found a chicken-of-the-woods in fine form, checked our ID with a ranger and 3 fieldbooks, & had mushroom omelettes & mushroom stew. The elk came right into camp just as camera battery died. Got some good sketches, though. Have to show you sometime.
Sep 2, 2008