This is the second in a series of blog posts leading up to our NWEI North American Gathering which is September 15th-18th in the lovely town of Port Townsend, Washington.   Throughout the summer we’ll be sharing information about this bi-annual NWEI event, hosted this year with our friends in Port Townsend.

Port Townsend was founded in 1851 and is a city of 8,925 which prides itself on its historic charm, maritime heritage, and stunning natural setting.  Located just across the Puget Sound from Seattle, Port Townsend is a place of incomparable beauty with parks, beaches and trails.  It is situated on the Olympic Peninsula,which is home to temperate rain forests and the Olympic Mountains.

For this year’s NWEI North American Gathering, we’ll be staying at Fort Worden State Park, home to the Marine Science Center.  In the mornings you’ll have the option to join a group for a yoga session or contemplative hike along the two miles of saltwater shoreline within Fort Worden State Park (the park rests on a high bluff overlooking the Puget Sound).   We will visit the Port Townsend Farmers Market together as well as jump into the Jefferson County Farm Tour for those who want a deeper glimpse into the local food movement that Port Townsend is beginning to to be  known for.

Visit the City’s official website for more information and a list of local attractions. We encourage attendees to build time into their trip to dip into the region’s many beautiful offerings–this is the perfect opportunity to infuse a vacation with community and learning.

Take a Virtual Tour of Port Townsend, Washington by clicking here.   We hope you can join us in Port Townsend this September!

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