20 minutes to a different world

The ferry ride from West Seattle to Vashon Island was 20 minutes, maybe less.  Once on the ferry, we hopped out of the car and stood by the railing, watching the gulls in the air and the jellyfish float by in the water.  A few minutes later the loudspeaker called out to passengers, “Return to your car.” Within minutes our car rolled off the ferry on to Vashon Island.

The transition was dramatic.  We had left urban Seattle an hour earlier, and, in a short span of time and across a short span of water, we were transported to a deeply forested, rural setting.

We were satisfied to leave the city behind in exchange for three days on Vashon – walking on the pebbly beach near Point Robinson Lighthouse, hiking in the woods by Fisher Pond, browsing in quaint shops, visiting an old friend, picking (and eating!) as many blackberries as possible as we strolled down the road on our daily walk.  If you go to Vashon, plan to slow down and enjoy life on a small island.

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Old friend, Nina Sullivan, with Joe

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August 2013

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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1 Response to 20 minutes to a different world

  1. Deb and Jack says:

    OMG – what an incredible treat to see a photo of Nina, and to hear that she is alive and well. We remember so many wonderful stories about Vashon from John and Nina, and it’s wonderful that you were able to share it with her. We assume you’ve left by now, but if not, please give her our love, Deb and Jack

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