One of the most peculiar things about this little town is how common murals are on buildings. I am not sure if it is because of the haphazard way the town grew, or the "bootstrap" manner in which many businesses around here established themselves, requiring them to be resourceful in advertising, or maybe just an unexplainable eccentricity. But there is some very cool wall art in town.
So cool that I encourage any visitors to take the time to drive around and find these gems around town. Here are a few of my favorites:
On the Inn at the Westwind (also a great diner, especially for breakfast):
On the gift shop at Float 10 (in honor of the annual kite festival):
On the walls of the Ferry Office (this was painted in honor of the Washington Bicentennial
On the Mermaid Deli (just one sea creature on this building):
On the side of the Washington Crab processing building:
There are also murals on both surf shops in town (Steepwater and The Surf Shop), as well as other random buildings as you drive in on Montesano. Just another one of those things that make my new hometown special.