The Olympic Peninsula Wine Trail East – Part 2

Olympic Peninsula Wine Trail EastThe upper Olympic Peninsula has 9 wineries / cideries within an hour or less of each other so, with a designated driver and a some directions, taking a tour of the Olympic Peninsula Wine Trail is easy enough (even if an official one has yet to be created).

Last time around we talked about the west leg of our Olympic Peninsula Wine Trail. This time we’re going to look at the east leg of the tour, the Port Townsend area.

Using the numbering on our wine association’s map, numbers 6-9 are what I’m calling the east leg of the trail.


The Olympic Peninsula Wine Trail West – Part 1

Olympic Peninsula Wine Trail WestOkay, I admit it, there is, as of yet, no officially sanctioned Olympic Peninsula Wine Trail – but that doesn’t mean you can’t make up your own!

The upper Olympic Peninsula has 9 great wineries / cideries all grouped within an hour or less of each other – from Port Townsend to Port Angeles – and most of which are open daily or by appointment all year ’round – so taking a tour is a no-brainer!


Waterfalls of the Olympic Peninsula

The Olympic Peninsula is one of those almost magically beautiful places you return to time and again to soak in the beauty, discovering new and wonderful things with each visit. It happens to those of us who live here, too, believe me – there’s just so much to do and see. One of these treats is discovering the waterfalls of the Olympic Peninsula.


Red Wine and Chocolate 2014

2014 Wine and ChocolateIt’s almost February and that means … The Red Wine and Chocolate Olympic Peninsula Winery Tour is imminent!

What does a Red Wine and Chocolate Olympic Peninsula Winery Tour entail? Well, get a firm hold on your palette and I’ll tell you.

Every February, the wineries of Olympic Peninsula Wineries liven things up by hosting a multi-day tour, wherein the eight participating, world-class wineries pair their fine, rich chocolate with some of their finest wines to produce an absolutely spectacular culinary experience.


Port Angeles 26th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Hard as it may be to believe, the new year is almost upon us. Where 2013 went is anyone’s guess but, now that it’s almost gone, what better way to start the new year off than by throwing yourself into some ice cold water.

No, seriously.

It’s the 26th Annual Polar Bear Plunge, taking place at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles, WA between 10 and 11am, on New Year’s Day!


Point Wilson Lighthouseat Fort Worden State Park

Point Wilson Lighthouse at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend WAPoint Wilson Lighthouse in Port Townsend, WA is an important landmark for vessels traveling to and from the Puget Sound and an iconic one for visitors to Fort Worden State Park.

Point Wilson marks the western side of the entrance to Admiralty Inlet from the Strait of Juan de Fuca and a lighthouse has existed here since 1879 – though not the one you will presently find. The critical turn was initially heralded by nothing more than a church bell.


Well, Shucks: It’s the 32nd OysterFest!

OysterFest - Oct. 5th – 6th Mason County Fair Grounds, Shelton WA

OysterFest – Oct. 5th – 6th Mason County Fair Grounds, Shelton WA

OysterFest, also known by the longer moniker “The Annual West Coast Oyster Shucking Championship and Washington State Seafood Festival,” is upon us once again and you can expect all the great, local fun and craziness that’s attended the previous 31 festivals – plus a little bit more, don’t you know.


The 14th Annual Dungeness River Festival& Driftwood Art Show

Dungeness River Festival, 2013

The 14th Annual Dungeness River Festival, 2013

Get on your fish-painting duds: It’s Dungeness River Festival time again!

Every year, local, state, federal, tribal, and non-profit groups provide interactive exhibits and walks for the whole family that examine and celebrate the watershed that keeps the Sequim-Dungeness Valley alive – and that’s not all! The Dungeness River Festival also serves up live music, food and drink, crafts, and more!