Monday, July 14, 2008

Exploring Kitsap

I've been a bad blogger lately, just haven't really thought of anything to write! Anyway, on Sunday David and I decided just to drive around the Kitsap Peninsula, and explore this beautiful place we live. We started by heading to the Suquamish Indian reservation, where there is a divine pizza place with the best view of Puget Sound. There's no line in such an obscure place, and we listened to a man play the cedar flute as we ate and drank a beer and watched sail boats on the sound.

After our delicious lunch we headed to Port Gamble, which I think is an entire historic district. Houses from the 1800's are surrounded by white picket fences and green lawns, and there is a huge waterfront with views of the Sound. I felt like I was transported back in time, we even saw a wedding party take a horse drawn carriage!

We then traveled north to Point no Point Park, and saw the lighthouse and found a sandy beach, where we'll plan to picnic and fly kites later this summer. You can see Whidbey Island, the Cascades, and Mount Baker in the background. How did I get so lucky to have this ALL right in my backyard? I feel so blessed.

Next time we explore we'll take the Hood Canal Bridge, and check out Port Ludlow, Port Townsed, and hopefully find some places to camp, hike and fish in the Olympic National Forest. Do you know anywhere beautiful in the mountains we should visit?


Lisa said...

So many pretty places. My favorite spot on earth is Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Forest. Just go through Port Angeles and follow the signs. And, if you drive just past the summit of Hurricane Ridge about a half mile, there's the best picnic spot off to the left. Deer wander in and out of your picnic site, marmots play, and it's so beautiful!

McJumpguez said...

Niiiice! I forgot to bring my USB cable to work so I can't download my photos. I'll try to remember for tomorrow!

Travis said...

ahhh...i love kitsap county...and Port Gamble is so fantastic. there used to be an old 'mercantile' there with a soda fountain...we'd get ice cream and root beer floats!!!

as for hiking and camping...I'm not a camper..but further south on the other side of hood canal down highway 101 there are some cool places...Dosewallips state park or the staircase area.

if you want to camp right on the water head down to south kitsap and go to Manchester State Park...its this little point out into the'll be able to look across the water to Bainbridge...the beach is protected (not sandy) and its all wooded...great for picnic too!

danielskiffington said...

I really like anything along the Ozette River. By the way, those pictures are awesome and that pizza looks dang good.

Kristin said...

Thanks for all the amazing tips everyone! I think this Sunday I might make a picnic and venture up to Hurricane Ridge, then maybe Port Townsend for dinner afterward! I love summer!