While we were at Dragonbelly

I wrote yesterday that we just returned….but I would have liked to have written about some of what we did while we were there. In my photo album in the from the spring I showed us clearing the house site. weedwhacking maplesThings had grown so much that we needed to do some clearing so the contractor could see where the site is, but instead of clearing bushes and young trees, Brian was cutting grasses and daisies.

He and Michael also had to work to take down the bathhouse which was built about a dozen years ago over the remaining foundation of the old house.Taking down the bathhouse


On the 4th of July, we went into Port Townsend and though there were no fireworks, we enjoyed dancing to a live band at the Pourhouse.  I seem to only have video but I added the panorama I took a week later where we watched the tailend of the finals for the World Cup.


The next day there was a congressional campaign kick-off party for Doug Milholland for state legislature on the Green Party ticket. Opening of Doug's campaign for congress as a GreenWe have been waiting for 20 years to have Doug build a house for us, but he had to pass on the project to one of the other members of his Blue Heron Construction Co-op.







Our caretakers had an adventure out past Port Angeles harvesting seaweeds on the Straits of San Juan de Fuca.Drying seaweed

We had a great bike ride in the same area along one of the most beautiful bike paths I have ever seen, Bike trail along the straitsalong the water but shaded by the forest.  We only rode a total of about four miles just east of Port Angeles along the Olympic Discovery Bike Trail.  We did a different segment when we were here in April in Sequim starting at the old railroad trestle over the Dungeness River.Bike trail north of Port Angeles








Another evening….you have got to love days that are light until almot 10pm, we headed into Port Townsend to go to a dance, but the newspaper was incorrect and it wasn’t happening.  We drove over to Chetzamoka ParkChetzamoka Park and then walked down to the beach from there and walked along to shore over to Port Hudson.

Walking from Chetzamoka to Port Hudson


We hope to have more opportunities to go beyond explore Port Townsend to this wonderful recreational region.  When we were living here 25 years ago, we rarely had the time.  There was recently a video made about the Wild Olympics on PBS.  We had been planning a return trip in August hopefully to begin the foundation work.  With the delays in the permitting process, we don’t have much hope for that but have decided to come back anyway at that time to explore the Olympic Peninsula.



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