November 15th, 2021 @ 12:44 am
so i just got back from another pilgrimage from my other favorite place in ‘murica… SEATTLE ♥. while i was there this trip, i managed to talk my friend into going to an area off the coast of seattle, so that we could go see where they found laura palmer’s body in the first episode of twin peaks. it didn’t hurt that he too, is a twin peaks fan…
if you view the last three images below, you’ll see the spot where her body was found. i am assuming the log has been moved over the years, but overall – this was it. THE MECCA.
i took the last picture in the bunch to try to compare it to a postcard that came with my funko pop of laura wrapped in plastic (THAT I FUCKING FORGOT TO BRING WITH MEEEEEEE). when i purchased that pop, i was so appreciative to whomever did that, heavily considering it was the actual beach. after being there, i do not doubt it one bit.
for anyone that lands on this blog post looking to visit this spot, it’s currently a wedding/event venue called “the kiana lodge” in a town called poulsbo (WA). on their website it asks that you call them ahead of time, so that if and when you want to visit, there isn’t an event going on. we were there on a weekday and they let us have free reign of the place. they were like, just walk around the grounds – go into the buildings – etc. they were super accommodating, and i’m guessing it’s bc a lot of us twin peakers visit these spots. there’s even a plaque that’s on the rocks on the beach commemorating that the pilot was shot there at the log.
anyways, it’s west of seattle, and we had to get there by ferry > bus > walking. it wasn’t a long commute over there, it was just a lot to deal with in the rain and spotty bus service.
if you’re going to be on public transportation like we were, here’s some helpful tips: the ferry is round trip (i think it was like $10 and you need to buy an orca card) – you scan it at the terminal in seattle and then there’s no scanning anywhere else, once you get to the bainbridge island terminal, you take the 309 bus. it’s about a 10/15 min ride over from the ferry terminal. ask the driver to leave you off at the texaco station right after the casino. when they let you off at the stop, the road is BUSY and people are driving fast… be careful! you just cross the road and go down the private road (it’s the only road, you can’t miss it). it was a 1.4 mile walk from where the bus leaves you and you can’t miss the lodge – eventually, you just hit it.
so the first image above is of the private road you have to follow to get to kiana lodge, the second image is the lodge welcome sign, the third image is the side view of the main building, which was used as pete and catherine martell’s house. the fourth image was actually used for a reception/check-in interior for the great northern, which is the side entrance of the house. images 5, 6 and 7 are all at the spot where the found laura. lucky for us, we had creepy/gloomy weather. when we arrived, there was a little break of sunshine, but mostly gloom.
after this, i don’t have TOO many twin peaks locations left to hit. i still need to go to ronette’s bridge, the roadhouse bar, the “entrance” to the black lodge (which is actually in california), laura’s house in everette (just north of seattle) and big ed’s gas station (this one isn’t tooooo high priority on my list).
i would love to revisit the spot where the twin peaks sign was, bc apparently they installed a permanent one. i would have to drive over there again bc that’s where the majority of things i didn’t see were (i have no idea why i didn’t go to those, unless i just thought i was driving steven crazy.)
apparently, twin peaks high school has been demolished (sigh).