Not from there, but those are the areas I'm looking for land to practice permaculture. How are you liking it in that area? My wife and I love the natural beauty of the Cascadia region and want to move out there. I really love the rain, my wife likes it too but wanted a bit more sun, so I figured the area within the rain shadow would be ideal. Would love to hear any feedback about the region. What are you growing out there?
Port Angeles is looking to be the primary target for us. I would love to get something on the North side of the hills that sit at the base of ONP and overlook the town. Though it appears most of that land is Department of Natural Resources. There are some lots mixed in but it looks like it may be hard to come across them. http://cl.ly/image/1L0q0m1M2V1Q (red is DNR land)
You should definitely visit and get a feel for the terrain. Almost everyone has a view, but what you get, as always, depends on what you have in the money department. The view lots are south of town, btw. North of town is the bay. South of town is the national park. There is something available for you but you should come and look around! Its lovely, really. The park and the water make everything here very nice. Its cooler but there is not any more rain here than elsewhere in western Washington. Good luck!
Hey Diane, there are few of us here in PA but not nearly as many as in Port Townsend. I'm involved in the community gardens pretty heavily right now since we're starting a new one on the west side of town. We had an attempt at getting a Transition Town group going last year but it fizzled out and is currently dormant.
i am a significant member of the permi community in the PT region. I would love to converse with you about whats going on if you like. I am currently working as a consultant for a new project that could amount to something big and exciting.
I'm between the two in Sunny Sequim here. I love it up here, born and raised on the peninusla and I can't see ourselves moving from the North Olympic Peninsula anytime soon. My wife and I are currently looking for some acreage to start up our homestead, I would love to trade labor for some permie know-how if anyone in the area needs help with anything!