Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"Ferry Travel is Pretty Sweet!"

Whenever you travel there are always some take aways. My travels through Puget Sound this week  to both the San Juan and Gulf Islands certainly are in a case in point. Once your vehicle is loaded, the pace of ferry travel is leisurely. There is time to stroll on deck, have a cup of coffee, carry on conversation, possibly see interesting sea life, or make new acquaintances, and possibly even share stories with another passenger.

Washington State Ferries operates the most extensive ferry system in the United States, with ten routes on Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca serving terminals in Washington and Vancouver Island. In fiscal year 1999, Washington State Ferries carried 11 million vehicles and 26 million passengers. BC Ferries carries travellers between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland on the country's west coast. This ferry service operates to other islands including the Gulf Islands and the Queen Charlotte Islands.

In the photos below, one will see the route maps of both the Washington State Ferry System and the British Columbia Ferry System. In addition, there are a couple of photos showing a ferry line and our entrance into Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands.


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