Now that I am back home and settled from my latest road trip, it's time to resume the Petersburg series!
This small fishing town was the starting point of our small boat cruise in July. Thanks to a 4-hour time zone change, we arrived mid-day. So we were able to grab a seafood lunch and explore a little bit of the harbor and downtown areas before our boat departed.
Here is a view of houses along a slough that drains into the harbor. Note the stilt foundations necessary to accommodate tide levels.
The harbor lies in the opposite direction. The area in the right of this photo contains the Bojer Wikan Fishermans Memorial Park and the Vallhalla Viking ship. The prominent building is the Sons of Norway Hall. This lodge has been the heart of the community for decades, hosting wedding receptions, parties, socials, potluck dinners, and other functions. In years past, high school basketball games were played in the hall too!
Framed by a colorful painted shutter, a pigeon found a convenient perch at the base of a lodge window.
Along our walk, we noted a local diner, dressed up with two menu boards and various signs. A rustic bench outside and plants in the window added to its charm.
A local toy shop proudly displayed some patriotic pride.
And along the main street in town, we were delighted to spot an old-fashioned drug store. Its storefront window provides a valuable public service by happily announcing the latest births! How cute is that?