Bainbridge Island, Washington State: March 2016
Sunday was overcast and had the occasional drizzles. We opted to go down to the ferry and make a decision once we got there whether we would actually go to Bainbridge Island. When we arrived at the ferry it was raining. There is nothing less I want to do than go out in the rain with my camera. However, after hanging out for about 15 minutes waiting for the ferry to arrive, the rain stopped and we decided to take a chance. My brother would be in conference from Sunday evening and would not have the opportunity to do this trip when the conference ended.
This was the first time I have done this kind of ferry ride in the US, where cars are boarded onto the ferry. Once the passengers were on and the cars were loaded the boat began to pull away from the dock. My first thought was to get a Seattle Skyline as we moved away from land.
Bainbrigde Ferry, the one that we would soon be boarding.
The docking ferry, the Ferris Wheel and the Seattle harbor area.
Off to Bainsbridge Island – the Seatte City skyline
Off to Bainsbridge Island with Barry & Enid.
Off to Bainsbridge Island with Richard and me.
Bainbridge Island in front and the Seattle Skyline behind.
The storm had passed over the island and a rainbow spanned the sky.
This is so Richard – everyone is dressed for the middle of winter and he has shorts and flip flops.
Arriving in Bainbridge Harbor
We spent time walking around Bainbridge Island and taking in the sights. I loved watching this young lady spin the yarn.
Still seeing signs of winter colors, yet at the same time evidence of spring. We stopped that a little restaurant for breakfast. The rooster stood outside the entrance.
I am not sure what tree this pink blossom belongs to but it was beautiful to look at along the streets of Bainbridge Island.
This was one of the local churches on the island.
After breakfast we decided to take a walk around the island heading along a muddy pathway until we came across the yacht harbor.
This image was as gray as the day but I loved the colorful tug in the middle of it.
Apparently frogs such as this one are popular on Bainbridge Island – we came across this one and one in the ferry terminal as we were leaving.
Bainbridge Island – a view from a bench along our muddy trail.
3 hours were up and we headed back to the ferry terminal to wait for our connecting ferry back to the mainland. It was raining and I had made my way up to the outside of the upper deck and was hiding under a sheltered area. Once it stopped my brother made his way up there as well. The other two, they stayed in the warmth and a well sheltered area.
Heading back to Seattle.
As we got close to Seattle so we began to see more seagulls.
The weather had changed once again and as I looked back I could see the storm brewing over Bainbridge Island. Ironically it was sunny in Seattle.
I walked up and spotted my party in the warmth of the enclosed cabin area and slowly made my way inside.
The Space Needle through the Ferry windows
If you are visiting Seattle, plan a 3 hour trip to Bainbridge Island. It is a small and quaint town and is very walkable. You do not need to take your car across.
You can find the blogs to the Chihuly Gardens inside and out, and to Pike Street Market, the Seattle Waterfront and Ferris Wheel by clicking on the highlighted names.
Keep a look out for more of the upcoming blogs, Seattle the city, the Seattle Library, the Columbia Building; Chinatown and Capital Hill. From there we head off to the Orca Islands and to Leavensworth.
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