I traveled through Seattle this weekend on my way to Bainbridge Island for the Knitting with Company retreat at Islandwood. As always, the Puget Sound scenery was stunning!
The view from my room at Inn at the Market – a perfect vantage point to watch the ferries go by Park Place Market, the Seattle Aquarium, and the waterfront ferris wheel.
My favorite boutique hotel, right in the heart of downtown Seattle – and they leave Seattle Chocolates on your pillow!
Tulip season in the Skagit Valley was in full swing, and Pike Place Market was full of them.
Fresh fish at Pike Place Market . . . and fresh squid?!
Dinner at Etta’s Seafood was delicious, particularly the sour cherry and almond crisp with cheesecake ice cream.
The rain held off until nighttime, when it was lovely to watch it from my hotel window.
In the morning, I took the ferry to Bainbridge Island – 35 minutes of pure bliss on the water
The views from the south end of Bainbridge are absolutely incredible – one morning at sunrise, Mt. Rainier was big as life and there was a steady stream of sea lions porpoising by (you can see one in this photo – the dark squiggly line in the foreground).
Sunrise during my morning run through Ft. Ward state park and the south beach of Bainbridge.
Local wildlife – the indigenous banana slug, Islandwood’s official mascot.
During my run the next morning, a bald eagle flew RIGHT OVER my head and landed in the tree right in front of me – he (or she?) was huge, and even 50-75 feet up, could be seen clear as day.
The next morning, the Olympics made a stunning appearance, as viewed from the beach on the southern end of Bainbridge.