MAPLE LEOPARD: The Natural Side of Puget Sound: Port Gamble

Monday, September 7, 2015

The Natural Side of Puget Sound: Port Gamble








Happy Labor Day Weekend!

 It's hard to believe summer will be over in just a few weeks.  I was fortunate to travel this summer to Hawaii , Canada, and to a few beautiful spots locally.  One of my favorite places on the Kitsap Peninsula is the picturesque town of Port Gamble. I took my daughter there before she left for college to study fashion.  I am  excited to see where her talents will take her!

This old mill town is filled with cute little shops, cafes, and a historic theater. Most of the shops are located in Victorian style homes. One  of the main attractions of this town is its superb wedding venue that boasts a  breathtaking view of the Hood Canal. 

If you are a fan of ice cream, head over to the general store. This place was a hit with me, because they carry my favorite ice cream flavor: black licorice!  I grew up in Canada, and Dairy Queen always made the yummiest  black licorice milkshakes.  I rarely find this flavor available in the area.

For all the outdoor lovers, recreational activities abound in Port Gamble. The Olympic Outdoor Center offers kayak and bike rentals and there is a boat launch at the old mill site.   The Olympic Peninsula offers a variety of scenic hikes.

Where have your travels taken you this weekend? I hope it has been a great weekend of rest!




23 comments:

  1. looks so cute!

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    1. It is a very cute and quaint little town!

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  2. Looks like a beautiful place. And black licorice ice cream?! Intriguing, lol. I'll have to try they some time!

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    1. Yes black licorice ice cream is amazing..you will have to try it! Cold Stone has it sometimes...

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  3. I've never been there but maybe one day - heck I'm close enough!! Thanks for the tour around, it looks like a you had a nice time.

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    1. If you are close....yes why not!~/ You will love it!

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  4. What a wonderful way to end the beautiful days of summer with your college-bound daughter. What a charming little town! Your lovely photos of Port Gamble channel feelings of a sweet, relaxed way of life near the water. This coming weekend I'll say goodbye to summer by spending three days in San Francisco with my husband and 6 of our dear friends. Then I'll be refreshed and ready to say hello to the crisp, gorgeous days of autumn!

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    1. Thank you! SFO....I am jealous...but happy you get to go! I went to college about an hour from there, so spent many weekends exploring. It is one of my favorite places to visit besides Hawaii...beautiful scenery and lots to do...have fun!!

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  5. I love that picture of the back of your daughter. Gorgeous!! Also, I love black licorice anything. I knew you had good taste ;-).

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    1. Thank you Angie doll.....! Ha yes black licorice is the bomb, come on over and I 'll take you there for some! See you at BFW soon!

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  6. Oh this is just absolutely gorgeous...looks like the perfect place for a summer getaway! Thanks for linking up with Travel Tales!

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    1. Thank you Julie! Sorry I just now saw this...blogger has no notificatios..wish it did..trying to keep up with comments is a job!

      Valerie

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  7. I wish this view was in England it is the perfect place to do a photoshoot so idyllic.

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    1. Thank you Ana, I just now saw this..sorry! You have awesome places to shoot over there..Im jealous..ha ha!!

      Valerie
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  8. Port Gamble looks gorgeous! What lovely ocean views and gardens. Is it easy to get to from Seattle? We are heading over later this year although only for about 2 days so I'm not sure we'll actually get to leave the city. But if we did, I would definitely go here.

    And good luck to your daughter with her endeavours!

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    1. Thank you Rachel..it is pretty easy if you ride the ferry over to Bremerton, and then drive from there...total about 9o min or son, I hope you can go..you will love it!!

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  9. My sister is moving to Seattle next year, and I am definitely planning on a visit! Your pictures are lovely!

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    1. Thank you Katrina..I sure hope you can make it to the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsula..so much beauty to behold!!

      Valerie
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  10. It looks so pretty there, and so picturesque!

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    1. Thank you Diana....so gorgeous spots like this around where I live!!

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  11. Don't you just adore picturesque small towns?! It's fun to see your daughter on your blog! I'm sure it's also wonderful to see her pursuing a fashion degree, how awesome is that! Thanks for being a part of Travel Tuesday! :)

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  12. We continue to receive gushing feedback from our guests about this place. The manager and his team from wedding venues here really went above and beyond to ensure a seamless, special and magical event. I felt we got really lucky when we found out this space.

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