Below are a few images of the Port Townsend Boat Yard complex, a place for any sailor to fall in love with.
Here one can find everything needed to maintain a vessel and sustain the life of her skipper.
Mechanics shops, rigging shops, welding shops, boat building shops, hydraulic shops, woodworking shops (many of these), a Co-op that does all of the above, a chandlery, and a lift that could handle the Titanic.
Facilities for the crew include hot showers, a laundromat, a taco hut, two cafes, a coffee roaster, and a brewery with live music and a ribs truck on the weekends.
I repeat, beer and BBQ ribs! Put down your paint brush, drop that drill–a pint is but a five minute walk; don’t even change out of your work clothes.
And the boats are works of art!
I have informed my wife that if she ever lets me retire, I will buy a sleeping bag and a tent and move here.