One of the cool things about living in the same place for awhile is that the friends you made when you first arrived, if you keep up with them along the way, usually end up doing some pretty interesting things. There's the friends who just built their own house, the friend who decided to up and join the military in his 30s, the friends who have had kids, and in our case - the friends who moved from the city to a quaint little town and house on the water. We're talking about Poulsbo Washington - a touristy little town on Liberty Bay (historically called Dogfish Bay) - about an hourish trip from downtown Seattle by car (and ferry) (map). Below is a pic from our friends place looking towards town.
We put in on their dock, across the bay from the marina and downtown Poulsbo.
Within minutes (about 20), we paddled across the bay and were exploring the marina and right next door to shopping, restaurants, book stores, and coffee...mmmm...coffee.
After a little boat-shopping we quickly checked out the town - went to a used boat-stuff store and bought a net (to rescue Kali from the water someday), got some coffee and sandwiches, and found some good looking restaurants for future visits. We also discovered (we expected there to be one) a little boat ramp/launch dock for kayak put-ins. It's in town right next to the Marine Science Center.
~Paul & Amber ETC
*Take the ferry from downtown to Bainbridge, paddle from there around the island to Poulsbo
*Sail to Poulsbo from Seattle (I'd bet about 2 hours away?)
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