The fog lifted as we got off the ferry at Kingston, and it was sunny but still cool (59 degrees) when we got to the Hood Canal bridge.
The scenery is spectacular on the entire peninsula - Puget Sound is in view. The road winds and twists around bays and harbors keeping the water or the Olympic Mountains in view all the time.
|Lots of timber land|
Port villages and small settlements dot Highway 101 which goes from Olympia to Port Gamble.
|The Sound was full of sailboats in all shapes and sizes|
We once again ran into the problem with being spontaneous - we watched the 2:36 ferry pull out of Port Townsend and spent the next hour waiting for it to come back for another run.
Finally, at nearly 5 p.m. we landed on Whidbey Island and decided we had had enough of ferries for the day and we headed north on Hwy 20 heading to Anacortes.
|A hotel/restaurant in Oak Harbor|
|Farm overlooking the Sound near Coupeville.|
Whidbey Island is beautiful - farms and quaint towns, and always water on all sides. Still chilly - the highest temperature we saw before we got inland after Anacortes was 63 degrees. By the time we got to Mt Vernon, it was 75 - just about perfect for riding coatless, but we were so chilled by then (it was 55 degrees when we got off the ferry on Whidbey) that we left our coats on all the way home. We arrived home at 7:30 p.m. - a very long day for only riding 130 miles. (Of course, the bike odometer doesn't keep track of all the miles on the ferries!)