Another adventure of the Retired Amigos. Several weeks ago Jeff and I drove over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and picked up Max in Gig Harbor. There are two ways to get to Bainbridge Island. One is by ferry from Seattle. The other is to drive up the Kitsap Peninsula and take the bridge over Agate Pass which is what we did. That put us close to the Bloedel Reserve which is on the north side of the island.
The Bloedel Reserve is a 150 acre estate that the previous owners had turned into a forest-garden with natural and landscaped lakes, immaculate lawns, woods, a rock and sand Zen garden, a moss garden, a rhododendron glen, and a reflection pool. Being the Renaissance Men that we are, we decided to check it out.
A two mile trail wanders through the property. Here are some photos of our stroll.
The path leads to the Bloedel’s former residence, an 18th century French Country style home.
All that walking worked up quite an appetite so we headed into the town of Bainbridge and Restaurant Marché where we were lucky enough to get seats at the chef’s counter.
On the way back to Gig Harbor, we went through the little town of Polsbo where Max had to make a couple of stops.
An so ends another adventure of the Three Retired Amigos.
The only thing the last photo has to do with the day is that I took it of a poster somewhere along the way. I’ve discovered that when I put a link to my blog on Facebook, Facebook always selects the last image from my post as the album cover. So, I’ll stick this here and see what happens.