Cocco….what? The Secret Lives of Puget Sound Plankton

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Cocco….what? The Secret Lives of Puget Sound Plankton

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Last weekend, folks in the Port Townsend area found themselves gawking at Discovery Bay, wondering what to make of the strange turquoise color that...

Beautiful Banded Brant

River Otters

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Tempest in a Y Pool

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The latest right wing news firestorm is now centered on Port Townsend. Recently, an "80 year old grandma" named Julie Jaman was banned for...

So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

On the Water - On the Hard

Sometimes You Can See the Going Coming

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This week we welcome the wonderful writing of Corky Parker to The Rainshadow Journal. Corky has been living in two worlds for a number...

On the Hard: Catalyst

A Boating Conundrum

Birds

Our Local Baby Birds

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Feature photo: Mallard Duckling at Kah Tai Lagoon All photos by Wendy Feltham. One of the delights of summer in Port Townsend is noticing baby birds...

Birds on the Beach

Musings & Memoirs

Shavings in my brassiere: #9

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Sag Harbor Unable to find our size and styles of brassieres in Port Townsend, Kashmira and I started a yearly tradition. We’d meet in downtown...

History

America’s Guidebooks: The Way We Were

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Eighty years ago this fall, the state Historical Society published “Washington: A Guide to the Evergreen State.”  At 700 pages and some 250,000 words,...

50 Years of Sawdust and Varnish

Tamanowas Rock

Fort Núñez Gaona

Art & Music

Fort Worden Creative Alliance: Arts and Culture Come Alive!

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As KPTZ, Jefferson County’s community radio station, readies itself to begin broadcasting in its new studios in Building 305, exciting plans are afoot at...

Our Local Baby Birds

Goodbye to winter Part 1

Home & Garden

Staying ahead of myself

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it is now mid-spring and I am in a familiar dilemma: staying ahead of myself. Gardening is a reciprocal relationship, I do...

Writing

Infinite Tenderness – Chapter 7

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Chapter 7 of the unpublished novel “Infinite Tenderness” by local author & Rainshadow Journal founding member Mark Clemens. It’s the end of August 2005, and we’re...

COVID

Pandemic Predictions

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More than a year and a half into the pandemic, the transition back to normalcy has been tragically upended by a combination of the...

Love in the Time of Covid

The Back of the Herd