Thursday, February 6, 2014

Driving Through Port Washington, Wisconsin Part 1

I forgot to blog about this until I saw the photos on my Facebook album. Last two weeks ago the weather was below zero and my van heater wouldn't even blow warm air. I usually turn on my van engine and heater fifteen minutes before I take the kids to school so it will be warm and comfy but even after thirty minutes the air that was coming out from the vent was still freezing cold. We actually replaced the thermostat with a brand new one three weeks ago since we had this issue before but no effect. It was taking longer for the heater to blow warm air so I decided to take the van for a joy ride hoping it will fixed the problem if I let it run longer.  After I picked up my son from school we head towards Port Washington, it's my favorite destination to unwind and it is only fifteen minutes away from home. I had three kids travelling with me that day, I took them to Upper Lake Park at the bluff overlooking the water filtration plant and the beautiful Lake Michigan. 
Bluff at Upper Lake Park, Port Washington overlooking Lake Michigan and the Port Water Filtration Facility














Although it was very cold that day the sky was clear. Can you see the lighthouse? I used to fish on that area with my oldest son. I quit fishing when I got pregnant with my youngest. I think it will not be safe  for a pregnant woman to walk on the breakwater. I know most people fish for fun and food but I mostly fish for food lol. This is why I miss my home town, there's abundance of sea products and mostly are fresh not frozen.




We also drove by the Marina, I actually parked the van at the parking area of Newport Shores Restaurant so  I could snapped few photos. During summer time you will see a lot of private fishing boats and yachts here but this time  I didn't see even just one. I saw  a lot of wild ducks though swimming as if it was there summer time. Brrrrr how can this creature enjoy the freezing cold water? The water was even covered with ice and snow.
 Port Washington Marina


Where the smoke coming from is the Port Washington Generating Station. This used to be a coal-fired station and is now a natural gas-fired, electrical power station. My hubby said this is only a reserved or back-up facility and only being use if there is a shortage of electrical power. We had tried fishing on that area too because that's where fishes usually hang out, trout and salmon love the waving water coming out from the station.
Other side of Marina where you can see the Port Washington Generating Station





















You will find me walking here during summer time, either fishing or  just gazing at how much fish some of the folks caught that day, or just enjoying nature. I also walk with my kids and my friends, it is kind a bonding/relaxing time for us. Port Washington it just beautiful and well taken care of. That day when I drove through Port Washington only my 5 year old son and I can verbally appreciate this beautiful view because the other two kids were actually less than a year old babies. They probably loved what they saw but couldn't verbalized it. 


Driving Through Port Washington Part 2

17 comments:

  1. Yes Hun you captured some of the nice spots in Port.

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  2. Very good of you; you have the time to wander around this place. Great!

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  3. It looks like you have a bad winter there.

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  4. Buti ka pa sis malapit sa ocean, hay naku kami puro kabundukan lol.

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    1. sis Lake Michigan yan, I am thankful talaga I live near the lake. That's my unwind destination and also fishing area.

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  5. It's always scenic watching port areas since it's near the sea.

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  6. your place is closer to the sea? that's a nice place to just sit and watch the water flowing then, we do have really horrid winter this year. can't wait to get it over

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    1. It's Lake Michigan Nov and sometimes it smells stinky when there are floating lumot or algae ba yan. I can't wait for summer...ohhh

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  7. Lovely coastal side of Wisconsin sis, parang ang ganda magdrive around dyan.

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    1. Yes It is lovely so sis if you decided to come and visit me I will drive you around Port Washington Town. You love the old buildings and the restaurants around the area.

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  8. That like is sooo big and so beautiful. We have a lake here near us also but I think that lake is way bigger.

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  9. Sorry to hear about your van problems, but you did get to see some great scenery and the pics are great as well!!

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  10. I hope you'll fix that van para soon you'll be able to take the kids somewhere and enjoy that nice water place you've got nearby.

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  11. It looks really peaceful and beautiful
    Great ohotos

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  12. The photos you shared show a beautiful landscape. It was nice of you to share it.

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  13. I saw this one too on your FB mommy and thought they were quite beautiful no matter how cold it is. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Such gorgeous captures! Looks like a nice place to go for a walk.

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