Say goodbye to Seattle for the day …
A great way to spend the day out CameraWalking is to hop on the ferry from downtown Seattle, as a walk-on passenger, and walk all over Winslow…the charming community right at the ferry dock. You can find lots of information about Bainbridge Island sites, history, shops, and restaurants by checking out the information about the area before you head out on your adventure.
You can get some great shots of the ferry coming in or out of the dock, with water churning and the massive structure that safely allows these large vessels to make their port of call. These two links will enable you to learn about the Washington State Ferry System and also check out the schedules to Bainbridge.
When you walk off the boat, follow the signs into Winslow (Downtown). If you have an interest in regional art, you may want to stop off at the Bainbridge Island Art Museum.
As you continue along Winslow Way, there are so many fun shops and lots of images that are great to photograph. .
The great thing about exploring commercial areas with your camera is you can capture the character of the community through the street art, the shop signs, and the colors of the community.
We wandered along Winslow Way having a great time finding small “mini-scenes”.
The old white church…
A fun shot into a little courtyard…If you look hard enough, you will see eyes looking back at you…
Turning down towards the water, we fell in love with the very cleaver statues made of rocks. The dancing rock boy is a fun creation by a local artist!
There is a wonderful boardwalk along Eagle Harbor that ties into pathways through the Eagle Harbor Waterfront park. This is a very natural trail right on the edge of the commercial district…absolutely charming and full of great shots of the waterfront activities.
To make your way back to the ferry, just follow the trail to the Waterfront Park Bridge that will take you fairly close to the ferry terminal.
You can really make a day of visiting this wonderful town just 30 minutes from downtown Seattle. Along with taking lots of photos, you really need to take some time to browse the shops, have lunch in one of the many charming restaurants or tasty delis, and end your day with a beautiful ferry ride back to Seattle. So, say farewell, and head back to city…just remember to come back again! The Island awaits you!
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Keep up your daily walks!