I haven’t been to Bainbridge Island in years. I recently spent the day in Winslow with a friend who is an artist to see her work on display in a local gallery. After coffee at the waterfront park overlooking Eagle Harbor we explored the Bainbridge Arts & Crafts gallery, viewing her work along with the work of other artists and learned about the history of BA&C and future exhibitions. After cruising the options downtown we settled on an outdoor table at a local winery for lunch.
There’s something about a ferry ride that is so relaxing, making you feel like you’ve really gotten away, even if just for the day. Traveling as a walk-on passenger is even more relaxing, eliminating the car line and worrying about whether you’ll make the next sailing. It’s a short but beautiful ferry ride from Seattle to Bainbridge Island and an easy walk from the ferry dock to downtown Winslow’s museum, shops, galleries, restaurants and parks.
Bainbridge is a great last minute “what should we do today” activity on a sunny day. There’s plenty to do for an afternoon or linger a bit longer and make it a dinner date.