Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

May 18, 2007

Day trippin' to Poulsbo

On Monday, May 7, I took a little day trip up to the Nordic-themed town of Poulsbo, which is on the Kitsap Peninsula, west/northwest of where I live. The town is absolutely charming and I loved it.

I'm not a religious person, as you all know, but I love shooting photographs of churches. As you drive into town, this church is perched on the hill above the town, so I couldn't resist driving up there to check out the view.
And I was not disappointed in said view of the Olympic Mountains.
I loved the name of this cafe, "Ya Betcha". I should have shot a photo of the other sign that said "Yessir Surely Ya Betcha" on the back of the restaurant.
This is the main street in Poulsbo.

After I left, I drove down to Port Orchard. Unfortunately, the town was really run down and seedy; at least the part I was in was very run down and seedy. Still, I did like this totem pole down at the marina.
As with Mt. Rainier, I just can't seem to shoot enough photos of the Olympics. I do like the Cascades to the east of us, but the Olys in the west are so much more dramatic.

Looking west from Port Orchard at the Bremerton Naval Base with the Olympics as a backdrop.I was disappointed that there was no bridge viewing platform on the west end of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, so once again I had to shoot while driving. The bridge on the left is the one that was built after "Gallopin' Gertie" broke apart in a windstorm in the 1930's and is extremely narrow and there are a lot of terrible accidents. The bridge on the right is under construction and is supposed to open sometime this summer or fall. Considering the problems they've been having with the construction, I really don't trust it to hold up. The plan is to have the bridge on the right be for eastbound traffic and that will open up the old bridge to 4 lanes heading westbound. Oh, and the bridge is called "Narrows" because the body of water underneath the bridge is actually the Tacoma Narrows not because the bridge is narrow.


  1. Anonymous9:08 AM


    mmm, mountains. everywhere. Washington is a great state. you take better shots driving than i do just being still.

  2. Anonymous10:28 AM

    Jojo, what incredibly beautiful photos. I definitely have to do a western trip - once all the kids have beenthrough university.

    You give new meaning to drive by shooting!