Rem and I rode a car ferry for the first time while on our vacation. We’ve taken the local Golden Gate Ferry from Larkspur or Sausalito to San Francisco but this boat was BIG. It dwarfed the ferries in the San Francisco Bay. I read on the Washington State Department of Transportation site (WSDOT) that the SPOKANE carries 188 cars!
Many passengers stayed in their cars, tipping back the seats and catching a little snooze while we crossed from Edmonds to Kingston. We got out to explore the ferry and enjoy the view…
Our destination was the scenic town of Poulsbo, which has the nickname “Little Norway”, on Liberty Bay. It was about a 20 minute drive from the ferry terminal once we landed in Kingston.
It was a beautiful, warm day. We decided to start with lunch and enjoyed fish and chips, sitting on a sunny deck.
We strolled the waterfront after lunch. The bay had the feeling of a lake surrounded by pines.
Sven O’Donnelley, one of Rem’s ancestors, was an early Poulsbo settler.
We continued our walk down Front Street, window shopping at the quaint shops.
The architecture and murals add to the charm of the town.
Next stop: Sluys Bakery.
Their front window is an enticing display of pastries including several kinds of cinnamon rolls and doughnuts. Inside, cases and shelves display a wide variety of pastries, cookies, pies, bread and rolls.
Choosing wasn’t easy, but Rem finally picked a Viking Cup which is a large cinnamon roll topped with a mound of cream cheese frosting.
I got a Krispie: a giant oval spiral made from sugared puff pastry – like a palmier or elephant ear.
A screen on the wall was running a fascinating video showing bakery production behind the scenes.
I’m not sure but I think the banner painted on the wall behind this regal golden pretzel (or whatever it is) might say: “Give us this day our daily bread”.
Soon it was time to head back to Kingston and the ferry journey across Puget Sound to Edmonds. We were one of the last cars on to the boat.
I still have a few more vacation posts to come. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long.
Thanks for the visit.