Sunday, April 10, 2016

Afternoon on Vashon Island

One of my favorite things about living in West Seattle is the easy access to Vashon Island. It's a piece of rural paradise just west of Seattle that is only accessible by ferry. Fortunately for us, we're about 1.5 miles from the ferry station so we can easily hop on our bikes and be on the island within 30-40 minutes. Every time I visit, I find something different. With distilleries, wineries, coffee roasters, strawberry festivals, cideries, a lighthouse, and beautiful small farm landscapes backed by volcano views, it's hard not to find something to love.

After a long, rainy winter, spring is finally starting to arrive in Seattle, allowing the perfect opportunity for an afternoon bike ride on the island. Ah, how I've missed this place!

Ferrying to Vashon

 Biking on the rural roads

Chocolate cupcakes at Snapdragon

East Indian pancakes, pupusas, and local ciders at Snapdragon! 

 More views along the ride.

Tying up the steads on the ferry ride home.

Beautiful spring day in Seattle

Me with Mt. Rainier in the background

Looking down from the 2nd deck of the ferry

West Seattle ferry station