Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Lovely Town of Poulsbo WA -- Thursday, June 8, 2017

Herb and Bruce check the marine forecast to learn that later this morning WX will turn bad here on Blake Island in Puget Sound, so we decide to go inland, leaving Yukon Harbor and cruising north through Port Orchard Bay and Liberty Bay to Poulsbo.  It has been years since Herb and I were there, when we traveled along with Russ and Toni on Traveler. 

We hurry with breakfast and cast off our lines at 8A as the rain begins to fall.   Willie's Tug and MoonShadow have windshield wipers.  Yay!  

We have an uneventful two hour trip and we arrive at Pousbo Marina around 10A.   I see the winds are quite strong, as evidenced by the wind sock on one of the docks.  

We choose slips that are near the farthest end of the dock, and look forward to getting lots of steps when we go ashore.  All of us are very glad to be tied up and safe from the howling storm predicted for Puget Sound.

As we take a walk to explore, I realize I have forgotten so much about this beautiful town, and against my self imposed rule of not taking so many photos, I just have to grab this one of the Viking ship mural on a building we pass.

In search of a restaurant for lunch, we are intrigued by the menu board posted outside the Green Light Diner.  Today's special is Teriyaki Burger with grilled onions, complimented by a cup of Chicken Curry Soup.  So we decide this is too good to pass up.  While waiting for our meal, Herb notices a sign by the drink station, "I don't drink anymore;  I don't drink any less, either.

The decor is 50's, and Herb sees a photo on the wall that looks so much like one he remembers of his mother taken in the mid to late 40's.  The house was similar, but did not have a sidewalk.


Following lunch, we continue our walk and come upon what we think is a church, but has a house number, as if it were a residence.  The Norwegian words indicate it is, or was, a church:  "Gran Kirk."  I learn it was built as a church in 1905, but converted to condos in 1981.

The developer of the condos kept the statue of St. Francis of Assisi, who is the Patron Saint of Italy, and associated with the patronage of animals and the natural environment.

Poulsbo is a lovely town and I look forward to seeing more of it tomorrow.  For now, find us enjoying Happy Hour with Bruce and Vicki aboard MoonShadow....

Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Thursday, June 8, 2017

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