While in Washington, we stayed in Silverdale on the Kitsap Penisula. From Silverdale, the quickest way to get to Seattle is to take one of the Washington State Ferrys from Bremerton. On the water is my favorite place to be so I was looking forward to the ferry ride as much as I was looking forward to the gardens we were scheduled to tour that day.
|Waiting in line in Bremerton for the ferry to Seattle|
|The M/V Walla Walla|
Although we were warned that the ferry might be crowded, it didn't come as a huge surprise that on this chilly overcast Saturday morning we virtually had the 7:20 AM ferry to ourselves. Or at least it felt that way. The M/V Walla Walla is a ship of Titanic proportions. Check out her stats here. Two thousand passengers and 188 cars? In comparison, even the largest ferry to Martha's Vineyard only carries 1200 passengers and 76 cars.
|Waterfont park at the Bremerton ferry landing. Too bad we didn't get a chance to see it up close and personal.|
|The cone shaped structures on the right were some kind of fountain like water feature timed to go off in succession.|
|Fellow travellers and bloggers Denise and Kathy braving the windy cold to get the best shots of the Seattle skyline. Never fear-the tourist set was well represented by our group.|
|A cruise ship docked in Seattle.|
|For the return trip that afternoon we were gifted blue skies and warmer weather.|