Sign on side of building in Pioneer Square

View of Seattle from the ferry to Bainbridge Island

I’ve always enjoyed riding the ferries in Seattle.  They are an integral part of the transportation system here, not just a tourist attraction.  But I took a ride, simply for pleasure, to Bainbridge Island.  It’s a wonderful way to get out on the waters of Puget Sound if you don’t have a boat of your own.  On Bainbridge, I walked along the Waterfront Trail to the Winslow business district.  I’m not much of a shopper, but I did browse for a while at the Eagle Harbor Bookstore, a gem of an independent bookstore.  Then I returned to Seattle on the ferry.  It made an easy half-day outing.

Raucous seagull on the ferry railing overlooking Seattle's loading docks

Bainbridge Island

I walked this trail from the ferry to the Winslow business district.

Wild blackberries along the Waterfront Trail

Weathered fence and shadows, Bainbridge Island

Several ferries ply the routes across Puget Sound.

Seattle skyline from the ferry

Pocket Parks

July 28, 2009

Seattle skyline through the holes of the Changing Form sculpture at Kerry Park

Seattle skyline through the holes of the Changing Form sculpture at Kerry Park

View overlooking Ballard from Fremont Peak Park

View overlooking Ballard from Fremont Peak Park

Sculptures at Fremont Peak Park

Sculptures at Fremont Peak Park

Fremont Peak Park

Fremont Peak Park

Imagine an oasis with spectacular views.  Seattle has several of these tiny pocket parks, including Kerry Park and Fremont Peak Park, which I visited recently.  Next time I will have to pack a picnic.