Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

32nd Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, 2008

32nd Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, 2008

The ones of you that follow my blog and photography work have likely noticed that I have a passion for a few different subjects. These include music, food, travel and wooden boats. Typically 2 or 3 of these passions are combined in a photography trip but this weekend’s Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival combines all 4 ingredients into what should be an amazing 5 days of travel.

We are heading off tomorrow morning for the San Juan Islands and Deer Harbor on Orcas Island. This is for a small gathering of wooden boat aficionados and is a wonderfully laid back event, a huge contrast to the weekend festival coming up in Port Townsend. Thursday morning we will be heading across the Juan de Fuca Strait, most likely in heavy fog, to the charming town of our stay for the next few nights.

Port Townsend still has the old Victorian charm that has made it a destination for decades. While the town has grown somewhat in the past twenty years it is unspoiled in providing an escape from a normally bustling life.

32nd Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, 2008

32nd Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, 2008

The Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is now into its 33rd year and is considered one of the premiere wooden boat gatherings in North America. Over 200 boats take part but likely twice that amount arrives to celebrate wooden boats and their culture. Lots of beautiful boats, big crowds, live music and good food and beer make this a festival to not miss if you are a boat fan. Hope to see you there!

For more information about the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival please visit their web site at http://woodenboat.org.

Rowing at the 32nd Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, 2008

Rowing at the 32nd Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, 2008

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    6 Responses to “Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival”

    1. LisaNewton says:

      Wow, I love your shot of the marina. This event looks great. Will you be taking your new 5th wheeler?
      .-= LisaNewton┬┤s last blog ..History, Museums, Art, Gardens, and Music at Balboa Park in San Diego =-.

      kevin Reply:

      Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for dropping by. We took our new “old” wooden boat down to the show and joined about 200 other wooden boats at the event. What a great event it was with perfect weather and an overload of boating paradise. A feature article will be coming up!

    2. Carrie Stamper says:

      I like your blog! Post the pics from this year’s fest…you know you wanna…lol.

    3. Jerald (Jerry) Scarry says:

      Thanks for the photo of Lee Caldwell rowing his dory. I built it for him several years ago but have never been in it on the water or even actually
      seen it afloat except in photographs. I guess I should take a break from building and get to some of the events. Lee is a good friend and is a real character. Thanks again.

    4. kevin says:

      Hi Jerry,

      She’s a beautiful boat, you did a great job! I made the decision this year to start playing a little more and have really held myself to it. Boating every week is very healthy. See you on the water!

    5. kevin says:

      Hi Carrie,

      More photos are slowly arriving – stay tuned. I just photographed a wine and culinary festival as well so have even more fun images to catch up on. I think I’m having too much fun this year!

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