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Mosaic Family Voyage: Sailboat Cruising in the Time of COVID

Mosaic Family Voyage: Sailboat Cruising in the Time of COVID

We spent our first winter in the Puget Sound in a temporary slip at the Port of Poulsbo. If you’ve never visited the quaint little Viking village on the Kitsap Peninsula, this adventurer highly recommends it. “Little Norway,” as they call themselves, is an adorable town steeped in tradition and culture.

Our family thoroughly enjoyed the months that we called Poulsbo home base. The Port’s docks go ashore right in the heart of the downtown waterfront with shops, restaurants, and the Puget Sound’s best secondhand marine thrift shop within easy walking distance. We brought our SUV up to Poulsbo from my parents’ place in Woodland and settled into an easy routine of work and play. We even signed the kids up for horse riding lessons at a nearby stable and other fun classes through Parks and Recreation.

Despite loving a slower pace, we were anxious to get back out cruising. We had planned to leave the marina by March 1, but, of course, COVID struck and shook the world all up.

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Rachel Messerschmidt and her family are Clark County natives currently living and cruising full time aboard their sailboat, Mosaic, in the Pacific Northwest. Rachel blogs about her life and journey at Mosaic Voyage and shares her family’s adventures in a monthly column in Vancouver Family Magazine.

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