SX-70 with 600 film. See larger images on my Flickr.
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Saturday was gorgeous, 75-ish with clear, blue skies—the perfect day to be on the water. And so I took the ferry over to Bainbridge Island, my favorite place
away from the city, just to get away for a day.
Bainbridge Island is this quaint little town, west of Seattle, where life moves a little slower. It's only 30 minutes by ferry, not too removed, but there's something about being on an island that makes me feel like I'm on some kind of vacation, worlds away from home. The town is sprinkled with cafes, eateries, an old-school barbershop (barber pole included), and cute boutiques, all centered around the town square with a gazebo to complete it all.
After browsing through the shops on Winslow (the main street that cuts through town), I grabbed a quick lunch, then made my way down to Eagle Harbor to watch the locals set sail. Along the way, I passed by Grace & Company Paperie and couldn't help
but go inside. A cute little shop with wonderful paper goods and
delicious smelling candles. How I walked away empty handed, I have no
idea, but this just means I have to come back the next time I'm in town.
Down by the water, I spotted a family getting ready to leave harbor for a picnic. Other locals kept their boats docked, and soaked in the sun with drinks and company. Witnessing moments like these solidifies my dream of someday owning my own boat. I'll give her a good name, take her out to sea, and let her enjoy the water, while I enjoy everything else. Sounds absolutely de-lightful! And Bainbridge is no less. I love this charming town and its quaint atmosphere. It's the one place that I can get away, without really going away, and that's pretty much the best part.
I hope all you lovelies had a wonderful weekend.