Inspired by Kim’s post @Later Level’s, I’m posting some photos of a trip my wife and I (and Scrappy) went to recently. It’s a place called Fort Worden, a naval base in Port Townsend, WA, that was built in the early 1900’s, but never saw any action. My Great Uncle Red would take me on walks through here each summer since before I went to elementary school. It is one of my favorite places ever and I was thrilled to be able to share this place with my wife not too long ago, when the weather wasn’t too bad. I mean, it was super windy, but it was also bright and beautiful.
The fort is pretty much a big labyrinth of bunkers overgrown, out by the ocean. The city has taken to turn the barracks part of the fort into a public place with a community center and all sorts of musical and arts activities going on. I’m glad to see it has the love and attention it deserves, but there is a part of me that longs for the times when we could walk through the entire place and not see a single soul.
I was happy to find out that Scrappy loved this place as much as I do
Directly underneath this placid field is an underground lair, seriously.
This particular building is now inaccessable, and is being fixed up. Yep, this is like a little pyramid underneath all the grass and ferns.
The battery, where large ship destroying cannons were located
This is connected to many buildings like it through tunnels and is just the best thing to be able to explore
Seems like there was some filming about to happen at this particular spot, maybe for a live-action game? Or a survival horror film? We didn’t bother them, aside from taking a picture of course.
I totally love the r/abandoned subreddit BTW, and it’s no wonder why
Well that’s about it. I wasn’t planning on blogging about this adventure, so I didn’t take a ton of photos, but hope you enjoyed. It’s a wonderful place to visit!