Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Day 6, Monday, August 29, 2016 - Bainbridge Island and Seattle

Another cool and cloudy morning although it is supposed to be warm later.

Carmen, Amy and I decided to take the ferry to Bainbridge Island and Anna wanted to explore in Seattle so she hopped out at the ferry terminal.

It is only a 35 minute ride across the bay to Bainbridge. We went up on the sun deck but it was very chilly with a strong wind blowing - it wasn't too bad in a sheltered area on the sunny side.

We stopped at the Chamber of Commerce in downtown Winslow which is right near the ferry terminal and got maps of the island. We drove along the shore and through some of the residential areas. The island gets lots of rain and doesn't get very cold so it is very verdant - many large cedar, pine and other trees. There were lots of beautiful flowers in bloom.

Back in Winslow we stopped at the Mora Iced Creamery to splurge on their famous rich ice cream - we decided to do this for lunch as we probably wouldn't have room otherwise. The ice cream was very good!

Banana split 

We walked down to the Harbor Public House for lunch. There is a nice walkway along the harbor leading to the restaurant. We had a delicious lunch of seafood and local draft IPAs.

We called Anna to let her know which ferry we were taking back and she met us on the other side. While in Seattle, Anna visited the Space Needle and some restaurants that she wanted to try. Unfortunately, the museum she wanted to visit was closed on Monday.

Coming back to Seattle

We decided to have a simple "tapas" dinner here. The girls went to a local market and picked up sushi, poke, ceviche and other dishes that we had with wine and beer on the roof. We could watch the sun set over the Olympic mountains to the west, the lights going on in Seattle and Mount Rainier in the distance to the south.

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