Category Archives: Silverdale

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Kitsap Now Photo Contest – final vote count!

The contest is over and the it was a photo finish! A special thank you for all the talented photographers that summited photos! The top 5 photos and their photographers will be featured in an upcoming post.

Here are the final vote counts!

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Afternoon Ferry trip to Seattle’s Great Wheel

We had a great time taking an afternoon and cruising over to Seattle via the Bainbridge Ferry and walking down to Seattle’s Great Wheel to take it for a spin or should I say it took us for a spin.

The Ferris Wheel has glass enclosed gondolas that are climate controlled.  The view is spectacular and if the wheel stops while you are at the top, there is plenty of time to enjoy the Seattle Skyline and the views of the Puget Sound.

Sit back relax and enjoy the video of our trip.  Then get out there and ride the Great Wheel of Seattle!

January 2012 – Winter in Kitsap County

January’s snow storm provided a wonderful sledding hill on the road going to the Jefferson Beach Fishing Pier near Kingston Wa.  The sledders were flying down as soon as the road became packed enough for the sleds. Since the road curves and is a good distance from start to finish it was an exhilarating experience for sledders of all ages including moms, dads, kids, and even grandpas. Approximately 6 inches of snow was received in a day long burst of winter weather making a winter wonder land for everyone to enjoy. People seemed to be out all day taking walks, sledding, visiting neighbors, and sharing food. Chili, fresh baked corn bread and hot chocolate were enjoyed in our neighborhood, especially by the youngsters who worked up enormous appetites dragging their sleds up the hills. Our local children slept especially well that night.

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Clear Creek Trail in Silverdale WA


The Clear Creek Trail, which is almost 5 miles long, winds through the heart of Silverdale.  My favorite part of the trail begins at the Silverdale Rotary Gateway Park on Silverdale Way.  Just in case you are not familiar with the park it is easily recognized by being the “skateboard park”.  Just park and follow the signs shown above.  Most likely there will be other walkers leading the way.  It is truly an enjoyable outing for all ages and dogs are welcome if leashed, but you must carry and use your doggie bags (which are provided).  It is also quite a popular bike trail.


The Clear Creek Bike/Pedestrian Trail is a 1.4 mile long, approximately 10 foot wide paved trail winding through open space next to Hwy SR3.  This will be your goal after leaving the parking lot shown in the first photo.


At this point we took one of the side trails which heads for the wetlands and the boardwalk.  This walk is enjoyable year around. I have walked there in all the seasons and am impressed every single time.  Even in the winter it is exquisite with snow on the grasses, birds everywhere, more solitary peacefulness, and an occasional coyote.  It is truly a wonderful contribution provided by the Clear Creek Task Force.