The yellow arrows are the three Poulsbo marinas. Leftmost is the city marina. The Poulsbo Yacht Club is in the middle, and Liberty Bay Marina is to the right. The purple arrow is the fireworks barge. We are the blank spot in the center.
Everything else is boats here for the show. Big boats, little boats, rafts of boats, lots of boats.
I know. The boat lives here in Poulsbo anyway. So why do we anchor out half a mile from our marina for the Third of July fireworks? It’s fun. It’s fun being a part of the mass of boats swaying with the breeze. Much better than tied to the dock.
This is Monday morning. We arrived from Gig Harbor about 9:00. Not many boats here yet …
I know, I know. Once again this is just a little late. But it is the last post before I am all caught up.
My brother Jim, and his wife Annie, live in Austin, Texas. We convinced them to temporarily abandon the wonderful summer weather in Texas and come visit the rainy northwest for the Fourth of July weekend. The plan was to take them to Blake Island on the second, and then on to Poulsbo for the Third of July festivities. And that is just what we did.
We enjoyed a great but short overnight trip to Blake Island this weekend. The weather was fantastic. It felt very strange. We’ve been boating in this area for a number of years now. During this time, our boat has always lived on or near Lake Union. This was the first trip from our new home in Poulsbo.
The beginning of our adventures all started with a slow trip through the ship canal then out through the locks. The end of the trip was the opposite followed by a plane ride home. Poulsbo has always been a destination. Now it’s home.
It’s a beautiful morning! The weather was so nice yesterday, we decided it would be wrong to not use the boat. So last evening we motored down to Blake Island. We are anchored on the west side of the island. Looks like another great day in the Northwest. Sadly, we are headed back this afternoon. Still have some things to do around the house.