Sunday, July 29, 2018


Yesterday (Saturday) afternoon, the bridge west of Port Gamble needed to open up for a boat. Unlike a regular drawbridge, two section of the deck lifted up and sections slid under it opening up a passageway for the boat. The whole process took almost 30 minutes and traffic was backed up for miles in both directions. And this was around 5:00 on a Saturday afternoon and this is the only bridge.

We weren't really sure what kind of boat it was but it was grey like most Navy boats but it wasn't that large. After we got back on the road we passed miles of parked cars all the way to the Port Townsend turnoff. And we never reached the end of the like of cars.

Back at my cousin's home in Port Townsend, many people were working on flowers for the wedding. All of these were picked up at Pike's Street Market that morning. There were quite a few people working on the flowers.

The pano was taken on Sunday morning as we helped set up for the reception. The pavilion was right on the water with a very pleasant breeze all day long. The forecast was for the high 80s (°F) but we never saw those temperatures here all day. The wedding was held in a small church just a short walk away so it was nice not having to use the car just to run around locally.

Congratulations to Christy and Will! We had a great time at your celebration.

The sunset was taken from the reception venue.


  1. What lovely venue for a wedding.

    1. It was a really nice location. Fantastic views of the bay and a nice, cooling breeze.

  2. Congrats to the new bride and of luck in the future.

    As to the ship, she was haze gray and yeah, probably Navy....perhaps a mine sweeper?

  3. What a lovely location for a wedding! Beautiful pictures, Richard!

  4. Congrats to the newlyweds. What a lovely place to exchange vows.

  5. Congratulations to the newlyweds from me, too. What a beautiful family! I also agree that it was a lovely venue.

  6. I asked my son-in-law about that boat. He’s the Army boat commander that was stationed near where you saw it. He says it looks like an Osprey-class minehunter or a survey ship.