Noise in PT is too much

Posted 6/12/19

When I moved here from Quilcene last summer I knew there would be more noise in Port Townsend than Quilcene but I have been astounded at the pervasiveness and volume of that noise.

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Noise in PT is too much

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When I moved here from Quilcene last summer I knew there would be more noise in Port Townsend than Quilcene but I have been astounded at the pervasiveness and volume of that noise.

I cannot take a walk without the accompaniment of audio disturbances from Growler jets, small planes, gunshots, chainsaws and lawn mowers. It is very unusual to have one moment of silence in the forest. Though the Growlers are by far the worst culprit in terms of noise, the other factors are also problematic.

I realize Port Townsend does not exist in a pristine state and that I may be something of an elderly crank but I don’t understand how a tourist town of this size can survive such an onslaught.

Rob Sullivan
Port Townsend

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Tom Camfield

Noise is part of the cost of making the big-time. The crowd that has assembled here over the years in search of solitude has become the antithesis of that very sought-after solitude. Believe me; I've lived here 90 years. The lot of us (you, I and others) are our own worst enemy. Newcomers who move here, then try to effect change already are effecting change that likely will bother some of their predecessors (me, for instance). In any case, we beat the hell out of Seattle, from where many flee for a brief respite from madness over these summer weekends.

Wednesday, June 12
Dawn mohrbacher

This just made me laugh. Ok I will tell my kids to play silently and not mow the lawn....good lord. I lived in Quilcene as well, and the noise was rather similar. Put in some ear plugs if you can't stand it. I though, enjoy hearing the sounds of life.

Saturday, June 15