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Local Adventures: Fort Worden State Park – Chinese Gardens Trail and Battery Walker

With high's of 63° and cloudy for the day, it was a good day to do a day on foot. The boys and I caught an early ferry to Port Townsend on the Quimper Peninsula (the Olympic Peninsula). It was raining on the Whidbey side but as we crossed the Salish Sea, it dried up.… Continue reading Local Adventures: Fort Worden State Park – Chinese Gardens Trail and Battery Walker

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Local Adventures: Story Walk at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park

For years I had meant to walk the trails at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park in Port Townsend, but then Covid came and it wrecked us taking the ferry to Port Townsend for 1.5 years and life got busy. With the last week of school upon us for the year, I called it a field… Continue reading Local Adventures: Story Walk at Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park

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Local Adventures: The čičməhán Trail at Point Hudson

If Covid did anything positive, it changed my view of public education all the way to the bedrock under us. My oldest went through public school the same as I did. Everything that was expected, it happened. Not once did it occur to me that homeschooling was an option. We homeschooled in the end of… Continue reading Local Adventures: The čičməhán Trail at Point Hudson

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Local Adventures: Marine Center and Museum at Fort Worden

Not every outing quantifies as a hike, but this one involved a lot of walking, and even hiking, to happen. Where we live we cannot walk like we used to, back on the mainland. Things are just too far apart and the roads are not safe for walking on the side of with children (our… Continue reading Local Adventures: Marine Center and Museum at Fort Worden

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Local Adventures: Chetzemoka Park

Port Townsend, on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, is a highly walkable Victorian town. There are many places to visit that have history entwined in them, and many are kid friendly. I find walking lets you see the lay of the land better in urban adventures and you see so much more. We often… Continue reading Local Adventures: Chetzemoka Park