Pacific Coast Bicycle Route Day 5 – Stopping to Taste the Pastries

We changed our mind about taking a day off and left Poulsbo this morning while the sun was still shining. We took a little detour through the downtown area with its Scandinavian theme. Poulsbo was settled by Norwegian immigrants in the 1880’s and is also famous for Poulsbo Bread – taken from a 1970’s recipe inspired by Ezekiel 4:9. Naturally we had to discover the Sluys Poulsbo Bakery and partake of their products.

Drooling over the pastries in the window of Sluys Poulsbo Bakery
Drooling over the pastries in the window of Sluys Poulsbo Bakery

Since a full loaf of bread wouldn’t fit in our pannier bags, we settled on a Swedish Almond Pastry and a Cinnamon Twist.

Downtown Poulsbo
Downtown Poulsbo
Poulsbo from across Liberty Bay
Poulsbo from across Liberty Bay

The pastries were great fuel after climbing a long hill as we cycled towards Silverdale.

On the way to Silverdale, WA
On the way to Silverdale, WA

We attempted to reach our hotel by using the Clear Creek Trail only to discover that there was a detour onto the road due to “bridge construction”. Seems they had to stop construction for awhile due to the Salmon spawning.

Won't be crossing that bridge
Won’t be crossing that bridge

This mirrors work stoppage at home when deer season opens.

We are settled in Silverdale for the day and possibly tomorrow if the projected thunderstorms occur. Time for a movie!