The Charming Town of Port Townsend
No posts for Friday and Saturday because the more typical wet weather of the area finally caught up with me! Hard to believe I have been in the Northwest for a month now and these last few days were the first rainouts I have experienced.
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Drove up to Port Townsend, in the rain, for groceries at 7 this morning just to get out of the motorhome after 3 full days of lousy weather.
Just as I was almost downtown, I spotted a blacktail doe running towards me on the other side of the Jersey barriers at the base of the steep roadside embankment. As I drove by, I next saw her twin fawns struggling to keep up with Mom, also on the other side of the barriers. They caught me completely unprepared, but I quickly reversed direction hoping I could get get some kind of shots of the twins, despite the rain and complete lack of light.
Failing to get anything decent as they ran along the bank, I parked the car and followed them up over the top of the hill above the road. They ended up in someone’s yard behind a picket fence and a dense hedge of very sharp thorn bushes and vines. I could see them, but couldn’t hold my camera at eye level and have enough elevation to see over the bushes, so I shot blindly while holding the camera over my head …. in the rain, with no light. But I did get a couple of almost usable shots! I have seen several deer on my few trips around the area and this is the second set of fawns I have seen. If I were to get some more decent weather, I may have to stay around and go out looking for fawns in the early morning hours.
I spent a few minutes trying to get some shots of the very interesting downtown architecture, but will pursue this further on a morning with a little better light.
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