Unicyclist Community

Go Back   Unicyclist Community > Unicycling Discussion > General Unicycling Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 2013-08-03, 02:26 AM   #1
Nurse Ben
XC Muni
 
Nurse Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northern Cascades, USA
Age: 54
Posts: 4,644
Anyone familiar with Port Angeles, WA?

Anyone have first hand experience visiting or living there?
__________________
I dream of hamsters and elderberries
Nurse Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-08-03, 05:15 AM   #2
4umfreak
Unicyclist
 
4umfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Age: 48
Posts: 687
I'm about 40kms north on Vancouver Island, never been to Port Angeles though.
__________________
- 4umfreak

Geagle Search Engine a unicyclist.com inspired search engine. (kh longneak vs shortbeak)
4umfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-08-03, 05:53 AM   #3
anton005
Unicyclist
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bellevue, WA
Age: 50
Posts: 1,314
Been there a couple of times. My best friend grew up there (20+ years ago). It's is kind of a weird combination of old mill/outdoorsy/retirement town.
anton005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-08-04, 03:30 PM   #4
bungeejoe
Joe Myers
 
bungeejoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bellingham, WA
Age: 63
Posts: 725
It's a nice place

You will like it. A bit isolated for some. If you are selective in location you can find yourself in the rain shadow or else pack rain gear. Search on "olympic rain shadow". We like it there. I'd live there.
__________________
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself....



...
bungeejoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-08-05, 04:58 PM   #5
blueharmony
Kenny Cason
 
blueharmony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
Age: 60
Posts: 693
Nice small town atmosphere, as Joe said you have to aware of where you are in that area because of the rain shadow. Can stay wet if you are in the wrong place, but beautiful when the sun comes out. Not far from there is Sequim (pronounced "Squim") which gets much less rain. Also consider anywhere on the Olympic Penninsula is similar to living on a island. Luckily the ferries are widely available.
__________________
- Kenny
blueharmony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-08-05, 06:19 PM   #6
keithb26
Unicyclist
 
keithb26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Buckley, Wa USA
Age: 57
Posts: 63
Would be an interesting place to live. Does seem a little removed from the Seattle area. I travel through all the time for recreation. Fishing and hiking for me. The Northwest corner of Washington state is absolutely stunning. The Olympic mountains are a little known jewel and Victoria, B.C. is a quick boat ride away, and is a great city to visit. Of interest to me also is the removal of 2 old hydroelectric dams that blocked passage of Salmon and Steelhead up the Elwha river. Before the Dams the Elwha salmon runs were some of the largest in the world and were almost wiped out. The removal will open about 70 miles of untouched wilderness to hopefully restore these magnificent fish runs. The next 20 years should be an interesting time as the habitat behind the Dams is restored.
keithb26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-08-05, 06:52 PM   #7
Nurse Ben
XC Muni
 
Nurse Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northern Cascades, USA
Age: 54
Posts: 4,644
Thanks for the feedback!

I am interviewing for a job in Port Angeles, it is still early, but it will probably work out if we decide to make the move.

Our short list includes Bend, Ashland, Corvallis, Bellingham.

We did a lot of traveling in the past few years, narrowing down the areas we wanted to "retire". This is more of an "empty nest" move, but still a big move from East Tennessee.

I think we could make it work, our housing will be flexible, we'll rent for a year to make sure we like it, monitor the rain shadow and pick a place to live.

The amenities are why we'd move to PA, the proximity to such amazing mountains and water, two hour ferry service the one of the most beautiful cities in NA, three hours to Seattle or Bellingham, seventeen miles to BC skiing, sea kayaking out the door, trails in abundance.

It would be a grand adventure for sure
__________________
I dream of hamsters and elderberries

Last edited by Nurse Ben; 2013-08-05 at 06:55 PM.
Nurse Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-08-06, 01:47 AM   #8
harper
768 - It's in your DNA
 
harper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Age: 67
Posts: 9,175
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
Thanks for the feedback!

I am interviewing for a job in Port Angeles, it is still early, but it will probably work out if we decide to make the move.

Our short list includes Bend, Ashland, Corvallis, Bellingham.

We did a lot of traveling in the past few years, narrowing down the areas we wanted to "retire". This is more of an "empty nest" move, but still a big move from East Tennessee.

I think we could make it work, our housing will be flexible, we'll rent for a year to make sure we like it, monitor the rain shadow and pick a place to live.

The amenities are why we'd move to PA, the proximity to such amazing mountains and water, two hour ferry service the one of the most beautiful cities in NA, three hours to Seattle or Bellingham, seventeen miles to BC skiing, sea kayaking out the door, trails in abundance.

It would be a grand adventure for sure
And, if your interview is timed correctly, you can attend the IHD ride.
__________________
-Greg Harper

Destroying the climate by shutting down nuclear power plants, one by one, since 1979.

Change is good. Bills are better.
harper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-08-06, 02:36 AM   #9
Killian
Good enough: enemy of perfection
 
Killian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Utah
Age: 25
Posts: 2,555
Or you could just move to Ogden so you can fix my stuff when I break it. There's 3 or 4 ski resorts right down the road, and the bike trails...
__________________
"I used to watch Highway Patrol whittlin' with my knife..." - NY
Killian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-08-06, 12:25 PM   #10
Nurse Ben
XC Muni
 
Nurse Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northern Cascades, USA
Age: 54
Posts: 4,644
Quote:
Or you could just move to Ogden so you can fix my stuff when I break it. There's 3 or 4 ski resorts right down the road, and the bike trails...
Ah yes, Utah, the land of opportunity and HEAT!

I would if I could, but being a ginger has a downside; I just can't tolerate the heat and exposure. I've had enough of the heat to last me a lifetime, it's time for cooler temps.

But you can visit any time, and of course I'll visit, my daughter and UPDinUtah both live in SLC

Quote:
Also consider anywhere on the Olympic Penninsula is similar to living on a island. Luckily the ferries are widely available.
I've lived on an island, the Olympic is isolated, but not that isolated


As long as we have other places to go, Forks, PT, Sequim within an hours drive, plus two to three hours by Ferry to awesome cities like Seattle, Bellingham, and of course Victoria.

The nice thing about being mobile is we can stay for a while and if it doesn't work we move on, though I'd like to find a place to settle for at least a decade, possibly longer.

Honestly, I like where I live now in many ways, but the heat and humidity are so bad that I don't really enjoy ~ six months out of the year. Also, I would like to live somewhere that is a little more liberal and open minded, EastTennesee is the bible belt...

Quote:
And, if your interview is timed correctly, you can attend the IHD ride.
Harper, if it works out, I'll be there with bells on
__________________
I dream of hamsters and elderberries
Nurse Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-08-06, 01:27 PM   #11
knoxuni
wes style!!
 
knoxuni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: central ohio
Age: 25
Posts: 5,978
Send a message via Skype™ to knoxuni
@ben the heat and humidity sucks for the big boys but super cold is almost as bad
__________________
Roses are red, violets are blue, may I procreate with you so I can ride a g32!! - Alan hogan
knoxuni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-08-06, 01:42 PM   #12
Nurse Ben
XC Muni
 
Nurse Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northern Cascades, USA
Age: 54
Posts: 4,644
Quote:
@ben the heat and humidity sucks for the big boys but super cold is almost as bad
It's not super cold in Ohio and it is most defininitely not super cold in Port Angeles. PA has a maritime climate, rarely gets below freezing, rarely gets above 80 degrees.
__________________
I dream of hamsters and elderberries
Nurse Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-08-06, 02:55 PM   #13
jona
Registered Looser
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Western Oregon
Age: 60
Posts: 421
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
It's not super cold in Ohio and it is most defininitely not super cold in Port Angeles. PA has a maritime climate, rarely gets below freezing, rarely gets above 80 degrees.
PA is a beautiful green location with gobs of outdoor activities close by.
Folks are friendly and the weather is mild. Those are the plus.

Now for the neg.
It is hard to explain if you've never lived in a near rain forrest environment.
If you are in the wrong location, you get not really rain, but we call "coastal mist" or "heavy fog" darn near every day. Sky turns grey in Oct and clears up in Apr. Green stuff grows on everything. Truck, trailer house etc. It stays perpetually damp.

Some people can't take the constant grey and gloom.

Just look carefully,and remember shady and cool in summer means dreary in winter.

Now that said, I think the Olympic Peninsula is a wonderful place.
Your family should love it.
jona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-08-06, 05:37 PM   #14
Nurse Ben
XC Muni
 
Nurse Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Northern Cascades, USA
Age: 54
Posts: 4,644
Quote:
Just look carefully,and remember shady and cool in summer means dreary in winter.
Thanks Jona, that is a very good tip!
__________________
I dream of hamsters and elderberries
Nurse Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2013-08-06, 10:18 PM   #15
Rower99
middle aged dad
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Olympia, WA
Age: 64
Posts: 43
If you go to Port Angeles, drive up to Hurricane Ridge.

http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisi...cane-ridge.htm

There have got to be some cool MUni opportunities!
Rower99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
angeles, familiar, port


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking to ride with anyone Laceychaput Just Conversation & Introduce Yourself 0 2013-07-29 01:02 AM
Anyone familiar with Maah Daah Hey Trail? Nurse Ben General Unicycling Discussions 6 2012-07-23 11:40 PM
Anyone with the New Qu-Ax saddles? fluxusmaximus General Unicycling Discussions 0 2011-11-08 07:28 AM
We climbed one mile on Hurricane Ridge in Port Angeles, WA Unirene General Unicycling Discussions 13 2005-07-19 04:12 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2001-2019 Gilby
You Rated this Thread:
Page generated in 0.11160 seconds with 11 queries