We are in Gig Harbor, Washington. We missed this little town the last time we were in Sequim for months. We were told it was beautiful, we were not disappointed. :-)
During a heavy storm in 1840, Captain Charles Wilkes brought the Captain's gig (small boat) into the harbor for protection. Later, with the publication of Wilkes 1841 Map of the Oregon Territory, he named the sheltered bay Gig Harbor.
Gig Harbor was named one of Smithsonian Magazines top five small towns for culture, heritage and charm. It is known as the crown jewel in Puget Sound.
Our last stop of the day was the awesome town of Poulsbo, WA. Poulsbo has a long history as a destination for immigrants from Scandinavia, particularly Norway and Finland.
Downtown Poulsbo maintains a Scandinavian theme in its shops and restaurants, and is a popular regional tourist destination. One of its local products is now available worldwide, Poulsbo Bread, originally made in the local bakery.
We enjoyed our visit much. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story.