We are lucky to have in Port Angeles a harbor deep enough to allow large ships to come in for minor repairs and/or restocking before they head on in to the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, or up and down the coast. This greatly contributes to the local economy. Port Angeles is also home to Westport , an upscale yachet builder.
There are a number of large murals on the walls of several business in Port Angeles. This one depicts an early village of the Lower Elwha Tribe . Notice the depiction of Mt. Baker in the background of the mural. With the right weather conditions, this magnificent mountain is an everyday occurance.
On the way to a workshop, I was waiting for a ferry…one of two ways to get off the Olympic Peninsula, I was looking for a picture. I like the reflections.
My brother suggests I use the landscape mode when I shoot pictures…and he is right for several reasons, but I loved this portarait shot when I noticed I had captured the red sign in front of these glorious totems in front of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center.
This totem was carved in 1997 and celebrates the Sea Spirit. The Jamestown S’Klallam has several totems at this location and in front of their 7 Cedars casino.
Please note: after several questions regarding the figures on this totem, I have updated this photo with this link about the figures on totem poles. It is not meant to be the definitive answer, but merely a source of more information.
About 7 miles east of Sequim is a delightful scenic pullout, provided by the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe. Their history is rich and you will hear more about their contributions to the Sequim Community.
It’s old, it hasn’t had great care, but they still use it to store equipment. It is located next to the Sequim Airport. Bet you didn’t think we were big enough to have an airport. As long as the plane is really small and you don’t need over 3500 feet of runway, you can land there.