Monday, August 29, 2011

Washington State Ferries | Vashon Island via Fauntleroy

Hi Colleagues,

I love Puget Sound. Ferry rides, sea-salt wind cooling my skin, and scenic vistas of island evergreens and lavender tinted Mt. Rainier glacial peaks amid a backdrop drenched in blue, blue, blue! Enjoy this pixel-roll of our ferry rides to Vashon Island via the Fauntleroy terminal:

Mom kept asking, "Where are the life jackets?"
Here they are. With 4 instructions. (above 2)
Vashon-Maury Island (above 2)

Summer August 2011 trip (above series)

From April 2011 trip. See, it's even pretty on a cloudy day (above 7)
Transportation and the Sound intertwine with commerce.  Puget Sound makes much of our culture, community, and customers here.  I love to stand at the front and let the air blow through my hair.  Some vessels have been around a long time. The Puget Sound region presents unique transportation challenges to connect locales spread out amid hills, valleys, and islands and halved by two main meandering waterways:  Puget Sound and Lake Washington (not to mention local rivers).  

If you journey here for any amount of time, I must warn you. The longer you stay, the more Puget Sound drips into your veins and takes hold of you.  It will be harder to leave, but that's okay because there's plenty of island, port towns, and waterways to explore!   So take care of Puget Sound. Love. 

We made the trip in part to support Hestia, an up-and-coming retreat center for women (April and August 2011).  I photographed their yard sale fundraiser event (photos coming soon!).  

Once on Vashon, we enjoyed the thriving Farmers' Markets by Vashon Island Growers' Association, art exhibition, breakfast at Cafe Luna and lunch at Spice Route (soon to close).  I'm grateful for the hot summer sun and the company of family and friends!  

Be sure to visit Vashon and support its local organizations and artists, and when you do, relish that ferry ride!

Puget Sound in my veins,