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Portland to Bainbridge Island -What I learned

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Portland to Bainbridge Island -What I learned

As a quick getaway and an effort to reduce our travel carbon footprint my wife and I decided to escape for three days to Bainbridge Island WA.

We took the Amtrak Cascades from Portland and arrived in Seattle 3-1/2 hours later. We walked to the ferry toting our bags for the 1/4 mile hike from King Street Station to the ferry terminal. We paid the $6.70 ticket each and boarded the ferry for the 20 minute trip to Bainbridge Island where we disembarked and walked the 1/4 mile to our hotel the Eagle Harbor Inn. Now here's waht we learned:

(1) A free city bus (99) is available from the train station to the ferry terminal. (2) A shuttle bus (the 100 Winslow shuttle) meets every ferry arrival and circles the compact downtown area and depending on the schedule even stops across the street from the Eagle Harbot Inn. (3) There is no fare on the ferry that returns to Seattle. (4) The Eagle Harbor Inn is very pleasant and unique. Now you know

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1. Re: Portland to Bainbridge Island -What I learned

You couldn't have done this when I was living there so we could do it too ?? lol

Now we know, thank you so much for posting this.

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2. Re: Portland to Bainbridge Island -What I learned

But think about all the glorius exercise you got, walking out in good weather, by not taking the free city bus in Seattle or the shuttle buss on Bainbridge Island !


I hope your luggage wasn't heavy and glad you didn't have to do that in the rain.


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3. Re: Portland to Bainbridge Island -What I learned

Thanks for the info, the ferry ride to Bainbridge Island is so nice! :)

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4. Re: Portland to Bainbridge Island -What I learned

Sounds like fun. Nice that you got off the ferry and actually got to enjoy BBI. It is a nice area.

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5. Re: Portland to Bainbridge Island -What I learned

Now if only my dream of a scheduled small 48-seat cruise ship with daily service to Astoria and back could be realized. They could serve croquettes and mojitos on the covered deck.

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