Sunday, September 17, 2006

Winter Moorage

Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island, Washington
We are surrounded by a complex vista since we tied up Indigo in Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island for the winter months. From the cockpit we can see across Puget Sound to the Seattle skyline. Looking forward, the harbor offers a rich stew of marine activity – ferry traffic, derelict houseboats at anchor, fancy yacht clubs, kayaks, workboats, and recreational sailing. In the distance, we have the North Cascade mountains to the East, and the Olympic range to the West. The marina is friendly and just across the harbor from Winslow, an upscale ferry suburb. But since we use the dinghy to go do our shopping, we don't feel really suburban.
Yes, marinas are a little like trailer parks, but we are pleased with the place we have found and the odd mixture of nautical history and upscale convenience offered by Eagle Harbor. With time spent on the boat, we seem to be getting only more fascinated by life in the places where the land and salt water come together.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Rob said...

You two should take a respit at my place in the Northwestern Maine mountains and enjoy the foliage. Its spectacular up to Columbus Day.

September 18, 2006 5:00 AM  
Blogger Owen said...

I love the panorama photos. Keep 'em coming.

September 19, 2006 8:45 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

Indigo is not only a boat, but also captain and first mate. Keep the pics on the blog coming if you can while honkered down for winter...from your travels.

September 21, 2006 6:31 AM  

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