world war history
hidden in the bushes through out the islands are empty bunkers overgroan with vines and mosses relecs from WWII military bases long abandoned some have been turned into park but most have been filled in and overgrown never to be seen again.
Strawberry Hill park was named for its grand wild strawberry feilds that were farmed many years ago. what most people don't know is that in the middle of the drive around loop and parking lot is an underground missle silo long ago abandoned.
all over the island similar parks can be found
and this is just a few of the places to find a piece of history on the island.
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on the South side of the island is an area of very wealthy people and below the mansions on the hill along the waterline I once found and I still have a 5million year old fossil of a snail with its shell still intack.
End of Dock Street: Viewpoint, Beach
As stated in my Bainbridge Island introduction, there isn't much on the island for the general public. There are two small state parks with beach access, and a few scattered small attractions, and that is pretty much it.
However, it is possible to find a rare few viewpoints that are not documented that are open to the public.
Dock street is a fairly good example: it is a public street that is particularly well hidden, with public parking prohibited over much of the length of the street. The street ends at the edge of Manzanita Bay at a sign which states that beyond here, the City of Bainbridge Island is not responsible for maintaining the street - and considering beyond here is the two mile wide body of water named "Port Orchard", it is easy to see why the road ends here.
The view of the sunset and the view of the Olympic Mountains is quite wonderful from here.
The beach is small, and there are no signs saying that beyond here lies tresspassing.
It does say that dogs must be on leash, and that there are no open fires, and that the area is closed dusk to dawn.
How to Get Here: Highway 305 to Day Road going west. Follow signs to "Manzanita". At end of Day Road go south onto Manzanita Road, and Right onto Dock Street. Stop before driving into Manzanita Bay!
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