Washington State Ferry - enjoy the ride

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    Today most visitor to the islands still travel by boat, but the only work involved is either walking or driving onto the Washington State Ferries which serve the islands of Shaw, Lopez, San Juan, and Orcas.

    The ferries allow passengers to sit back, relax, perhaps sip a latte or glass of wine and enjoy the scenery. And what scenery it is -- island shorelines edged with sinewy, red madrona trees, golden bluffs, or rocky beaches. On clear days, snow capped Mt. Baker rises in awesome splendor in the east. Marine life, including seals, a variety of water birds, and of course, the ever present sea gulls can be spotted cavorting in the aquamarine glacial waters. Sharp-eyed riders may spot a bald eagle perched in a tree or get a rare glimpse of a whale wandering the waters.

    Washington State Ferries: Travel Puget Sound

    Washington State Ferries is one of the state's largest tourist attractions. It's also the second largest mass transit system in Washington, and the largest ferry system in the United States. No matter how you look at it, a ferry is a beautiful way to go.

    Sparkling waters, snow-capped mountains, cityscapes, salt air, leaping Orca whales, the call of the gulls-a journey aboard a Washington State Ferry appeals to the senses. And it makes a lot of sense when you see all the places you can go on any one of our ten different routes throught Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands.

    More than 26 million people journey with Washington State Ferries every year-to get to work, to go on vacations, and just for the fun of it on a sunny day.


    LA.MIA.META', WSDOT, Mayrock . . ., and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Vitaliy P. 90 months ago | reply

      Great shot... I really like the framing.

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    2. rg269tq 90 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Random & Creative shots, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. OakleyOriginals 90 months ago | reply

      This really is a good one, brother.

    4. Puget Sound Partnership 84 months ago | reply

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    5. Mayrock . . . 82 months ago | reply

      Wonderful -- the light is perfect!

    6. The_Circumference 77 months ago | reply


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    7. BrandonHansen8 73 months ago | reply

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    8. jcldigitalstudio.com 63 months ago | reply

      Its really unfortunate that soon after I left Seattle late 2007 they started these illegal, unconstitutional, warrantless searches of ALL PASSANGERS and CARS entering the Ferry. Anyone can be stopped without probable cause and they will go through everything you have. All to fight "terrorists", which are actually the ones who imploded the WTC towers and WTC #7. So its a scam. Its to get us used to a police state. Stop and search at any moment. Loss of freedom. How awful, isn't it? NICE PHOTO!!!!!

    9. timejones.com 7 months ago | reply

      A photo that reflects the weekend, vacation, food for heart!We used it in our presentation in this url www.slideshare.net/TimeJones/10-pointsforweekendmanagement

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