A day on Bainbridge Island, WA

August 25, 2010

Off to Bainbridge Island around 10am yesterday. It’s a 20-minute walk from our Inn to Pier 52, where we caught the ferry. There’s nothing more sooothing than a slow ferry ride on Puget Sound. Can a vessel both lumber and glide at the same time? That’s what it felt like.

seattle skyline

The ride to Bainbridge Island was a quick half hour.

The Washington State Ferries are comfortably appointed, as you can see.

Mount Rainier was visible, in all its majesty. This photo doesn’t do our view of it justice. Just gorgeous and almost unreal. Covered with snow on this 81 degree day.

The path from the ferry building in Bainbridge to Winslow Way (town) is marked with fish. Just follow the fish stenciled on the sidewalk. Too clever.

Bainbridge is so green and the sky and water were both impossibly blue on this hot day.

Adorable shops. This one above is Paperie.

A whimsical stone sculpture.

I love the northwest.

We met Jessica and her two-year old, Grant, here. I kept wanting to call it Wildflower. When we couldn’t find it, we stopped in the Chamber of Commerce and were told Wildflower was not the name of any coffee shop/bakery they knew of. Then I looked at my text from Jess again. I have no idea how I got Wildflower from Blackbird. Maybe it’s an omen. We drank coffee and caught up, Grant and my hubby colored.Her hubby, Dan, who is a chef, stopped by to say hello as well. They’ve just opened Local Harvest, a restaurant using local produce, etc. Right now they are only open for dinner and we didn’t stay in town that long. We can’t wait to come back and eat there.

You know how I am about taking photos of flowers. Everywhere.

Lunch on the water, here, Jessica’s recommendation.

My grilled salmon salad was perfection. Seattle is a quick two-hour flight from San Jose, so we are thinking of making it our getaway place every couple months. Right now we’re talking about a few days on Bainbridge in November. But since the weather will be cold and rainy, we’ll want a B&B with a fireplace. If we stay in town, of course we’d stay at the Inn at the Market again.

All too soon, we were back in Seattle.

Our uphill climb to the Inn didn’t keep us from admiring the Marimekko store and thinking about the 60s and early 70s when it was popular. And now, popular again.

Interesting retail display.

Seattle is such a liveable city.We love it!
One comment on “A day on Bainbridge Island, WA
  1. Cheri says:

    Livin’ through you vicariously! Thanks for sharing your trip to Seattle, a great city!

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