Friday, July 30, 2010

Kitsap Peninsula Bike Ride

On Tuesday I left for a three day bike ride on the Kitsap Peninsula west of and across Puget Sound from Seattle.  On the first leg of the trip I rode to the Bremerton ferry dock downtown where I caught the ferry.  To the right you see the ferry arriving in Bremerton.

After arriving in Bremerton I rode four or five miles to the campground at Illahee State Park. 

There was lots of colorful sky  and some great views while hanging out on the water before sunset.

On Wednesday I took about a twenty-five mile bike ride from Illahee north to Brownsville ( picture to the right); then west to Silverdale; then back to Illahee State Park.

On Thursday morning I was on the 11:10 am ferry from Bremerton to Seattle and arrived in time for a late rock-fish taco lunch at Fisherman's Terminal in Ballard.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Vashon Island Bike Ride

On Tuesday I left for a three day long bike ride to Vashon Island just west of Seattle.  To shorten the ride a bit to the Vashon ferry dock in West Seattle I took the water taxi across Elliot Bay-- about a ten minute ride across the bay.

As you can see here they're well equipped to handle bicycles.

After arriving in West Seattle I continued on to the Vashon Ferry Dock via Alki Beach.  It was a good day to be hanging out on the beach but I was just riding through.

I arrived at the hostel in the middle of the afternoon after a quick stop in town for an icecream cone.

They used to have four of these old covered wagons at the hostel but are now down to just two.  Lucky for me I was able to book one of them for the two nights I planned to be there.

On Wednesday I left the hostel in the late morning for some biking on the island.  I ended up riding to Dockton Park which is actually on Maury Island.   Maury Island used to be a separate island  but is now connected to Vashon thanks to the busy bees at the Army Corps of Engineers.

Quartermaster Harbor between Maury and Vashon Islands.

Seattle's Harbor Island with Mt. Rainier in the background.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer Sail

Today I went sailing with my friend Mark to help him move his boat from the boatyard to its regular moorage.