On Friday, leading to the long Fourth of July holiday weekend, a few of my siblings and I stayed over in Poulsbo at my brother's place. The big annual Rotary Auction was to take place in Bainbridge Island the following day. Bainbridge Island is a short drive across the bridge from Poulsbo. We were all going to join the throng of bargain seekers.
After Friday dinner at my bother's house, I invited my two nieces, Jessica and Ina, and their cousin, Claire, to walk with me around downtown Poulsbo and the nearby Liberty Bay harbor. I bribed them with bakery treats and hot cocoa afterwards. They did not hesitate to join me.
Poulsbo is a small town across the Puget Sound from Seattle. Its early settlers were Scandinavian immigrants. It has a small, pedestrian friendly downtown area with a lot of shops, bakeries, cafes, and restaurants. Downtown Poulsbo maintains a Scandinavian theme in its shops and restaurants. Nearby is a marina and waterfront promenade along Liberty Bay harbor.
The following are photos during our walk during the early evening of Friday, 1 July: