, 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.