Seattle & Bainbridge Island – Washington | February 2016
Seattle has always had my heart. There’s a bit of city, a bit of outdoors, lots of culture and food. And of course, there’s quite a bit of rain. I love the rain and the romance of the fog… although I think I can only say this being born and raised in sunny southern California.
Needless to say, Seattle is a great city and I always enjoy visiting and it makes for a great weekend trip from LA.
Of course there’s the obligatory visit to the Space Needle. With amazing views even in the drizzling rain.
The wind also made for some fun photos.
On our second day, we visited Bainbridge Island in the heart of Puget Sound – just a 30 minute ferry ride away from downtown Seattle.
Once you’re on the island, it feels much further. There’s a natural charm and romance to the island that whisks you away.
Our first stop was the Bloedel Reserve – a beautiful forest garden and nature preserve.
You can’t help but feel the comfort and serenity of nature.
I was particularly fascinated by all the moss. I just loved the texture and had the urge to touch all the branches.
Wine tasting is another great activity on the island. Our first stop: Bainbridge Vineyards. They make their wines all from the fruit on their seven acres on the island with varietals including Seigerrebe, Muller-Thurgau, Madeline Angevine, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.
Our next tasting was Rolling Bay Winery. This was a cool spot in a residential neighborhood. When we arrived, we weren’t even sure if we were in the right place, but saw some happy folks who directed us. Their tasting room is in the backyard and there’s a very intimate approachability because of this.
Even this little guy enjoyed the winery.
At sunset, we took the ferry back to downtown Seattle and ended our trip with picture perfect night views of the Seattle skyline.
Until next time Seattle!