Sunday, July 19, 2015

A Day Trip to Vashon Island

Just a quick ferry ride on the Fauntleroy ferry in West Seattle takes you to Vashon Island.  In fifteen minutes you'll reach Vashon Island which is only accessible by ferry and has a population of 11,000 people.  Its a very artistic place with a rustic feel and lots of friendly locals.  There are unique galleries, lots of places to dine, shopping and wineries.  The island also has the most beachfront property of anyway in King County and the water views are everywhere.  The view of Mt. Rainer doesn't hurt either and we even visited a Lighthouse, Point Robinson, where the mountain was visible.  The Strawberry Festival was going on the same day we visited, so there were some road detours when we first got on the island.  First we ate lunch then we walked around the festival.  The summer day was very hot so we didn't walk around long.  It was set up on their main downtown strip and was like a long farmers market.  Then we went to Point Robinson Lighthouse and enjoyed the views.  Finally, we hopped back on the ferry and headed back to Seattle. 
A Strawberry Cheesecake on display at Café Luna.

A glass of Moscato wine to go with my lunch at Café Luna.

Locals and visitors hanging out at the Strawberry Festival. 

The keepers quarters at Point Robinson, with a scenic water view and a gorgeous view of Mt. Rainer. 



Point Robinson Lighthouse.



Getting on the ferry for our quick ride back to Seattle.

We're almost back.  Fauntleroy dock is to the left and Mt. Rainer to the right.

Passengers on the ferry checking out the beach views of Fauntleroy dock in Seattle.

Beachfront property in Fauntleroy greets us as our ferry gets closer.

We've arrived back to Seattle, now its time to disembark and drive home.

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