It was Thursday (which is my Sunday), I didn’t have anything planned, and I had the itch to do something. I dug through my bag of camera stuff and found a camera with a roll of film already in it that I had forgotten about. I decided to take a quick overnight trip to get out of the house and finish the roll of film. The destination of choice was Fay Bainbridge Park on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle. I was introduced to this park a few months ago and I realized that going on a quick overnight camping trip was pretty easy and I could even get back to work on time the next day if I just woke up early.
Most of the riding was from my house to the ferry terminal in downtown Seattle. From the ferry to the park it is less than 8 miles so I wanted to get some miles in before the ferry. Maybe next time I will figure out a longer loop on Bainbridge, but I was short on time this time around.
I showed up to the park while there was a little light left. I was greeted by three guys sitting around a campfire next to their bikes passing a bottle of whiskey around. I was immediately offered some and I knew I was with some like minded people. We hung out for a while before setting up camp. At that time the weather reports weren’t saying it had much chance of rain, but I set up my tarp just in case. I felt lucky when I woke up at 3 am to the sound of rain. It wasn’t a major storm, but it was raining pretty heavily and I would have been completely soaked if I would have tried to sleep in the open. The rain had stopped by the time I needed to pack up camp and head to work (around 5am). I took the ferry back into Seattle and decided to just ride the whole way back to work. I made just in time to get some breakfast before I had to be at work. All in all it was a good trip and I foresee myself going to the same spot a lot this summer.
Minolta Maxxum 400si with a 50mm f/1.7 lens. I used a roll Kodak Ektar 100. This was the first time I had used this film so I didn’t know what to expect.
Giant TCX with some modifications to make it a all-road/light touring bike. It has 650b wheels (Compass Babyshoe Pass tires), and a front lowrider rack and panniers. I am currently experimenting with the bike so it isn’t ideal and sorta looks weird because of the non-stock fork and second stem to mount my handlebar bag lower, but that will be changed in time.