Although we’ve been living on our boat for two weeks already enjoying ourselves while getting the new Kismet commissioned to our satisfaction, we felt that it was time for a short trip to get a better feel for the boat.
We choose Poulsbo because it was recommended by a number of people as a must stop, so we headed out across Puget Sound on a mostly clear day with calm silky waters. The boat handled well as we maneuvered over the ferry wakes as well as through the constant, changing currents. The good news is that at 9 MPH the Cummins only burns 2.9 GPH. There really is no bad news.
We cruised around the bottom of Bainbridge Island and then north toward our destination. The quaint picturesque Poulsbo sits just above the well-protected Liberty Bay a short twenty-mile run from Elliott Bay, Seattle. This quaint little town has a strong Norwegian heritage. It’s founders came from Norway via Michigan and Minnesota to settle in a landscape that was similar to their own snow peaked mountains and fjords. Many other Scandinavian immigrants soon followed.
We spent hours in the little town shopping and getting some exercise. This is a quiet get away this time of year but we imagine that it is busy in the summer. We were so enamored of it that we did not want to leave.