Every summer I take the Point Defiance Ferry to Vashon Island and take a bike ride around the isle. I did my ride this summer on Friday, July 18th. The day started out with a very light marine layer that burned away quickly. By the time I arrived at the ferry dock the sun was peeking through. The crossing is only 15 minutes and once docked I exited the ferry and began climbing. My first visit was to Maury Island and Point Robinson to see the lighthouse. To get to the lighthouse meant a lot of climbing but with a sweet reward of an awesome downhill to Robinson Park. After my visit and numerous picture taking I left and began my climb back up and out of Robinson Park. I decided not to visit the bike in the tree this trip because I have seen it many times and I have countless pictures of it so I continued on until I came to the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie where I took a nice break and enjoyed a wonderful dark chocolate mocha. My ride continued to the north end of the island where I screamed down a 21% grade to the Vashon North End Ferry Terminal. After a short break I climbed back up that hill I flew down. Believe me coming down was a lot more pleasant and fun then the climbing up and out was. I finished my adventure on Vashon by riding around the west side of the island back to the south end and the Tahlequah dock where I caught the ferry back to Point Defiance. What a great day on both my bike and the island.