Eagle Harbor Weekend

View from Bainbridge Island to Seattle

We had a fun weekend anchored and rafted in Eagle Harbor with our good friends on Empress, a 53′ Selene owned by Todd and Melinda Mackey. We arrived early on Saturday and discovered that the public dock has been wonderfully upgraded to include power! What was a fairly short rural public dock is now a fairly long L-shaped dock that allows for plenty of boats and while we always prefer to anchor, its nice to know its there for some possible winter boating.

We have always enjoyed Bainbridge Island as it has easy shore access for our fur-babies, an outstanding supermarket and plenty of restaurants in the event you don’t want to cook. This weekend we dined at Marche’s for dinner, a lovely french restaurant. The home baked rolls were divine, ambiance very casual and relaxing and the owners very welcoming. Across from Marche is Mora’s ice cream and the ever popular J’aime Les Crêpes. Although we did not partake of Mora’s or J’aime Les Crepes this visit, we have in the past and highly recommend both. You won’t be disappointed!

Saturday afternoon was very wet and rainy however with the doodles, we had no choice but to gear up and take them ashore. They both looked adorable in their raincoats and we received plenty of “ahs” from onlookers. I don’t think Daisy and Roux were as enamoured with their outfits but hey, at least a good part of them stayed dry. If all I have to dry off is 8 little feets, its better than two whole dogs!

On Sunday, the weather cleared and the sun shone. For lunch on Sunday afternoon we tried the Harbour Public House. The food was decent and the service outstanding, we had “Rose” wait on us and she was endearing given the circumstances, however after waiting an hour to be seated, we waited another hour for our food. Needless to say, we were all ready to eat our own arms! If your hungry or in a rush, this is not the place. I will say they had pretty good puoutine, but maybe we were just super hungry?

It was a relaxing weekend and we are looking forward to going back again.

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