So, once safely across the Tacoma Narrows bridge with high wind warnings (remember Galloping Gertie, the bridge that collapsed due to structural defects?) we found the very cute harbor town of Gig Harbor.
As you can see, it's a very protected little harbor, with many recreational and fishing boats, and homes along the shores.
It has a small historic downtown, including the Skansie Netshed, one of the buildings left from the homes and business of the Skansie family, one of the town founders.
These two boys struggled along in tandem as they came into shore.
We watched long enough to see this young man successfully set off on his own. See the unusual shape of the canoe? Looks incredibly unstable.
We found some supper at Tides Tavern overlooking the harbor and then headed home on the back roads through the Kitsap Peninsula.