Boating and Boatlessness

August 4, 2014

“When you have your own boat, you have your own world, and the sea is anybody’s front yard.”
— E. B. White, from The Story of Charlotte’s Web by Michael Sims

Sailboat on Elliot Bay

Sailboat on Elliott Bay

Sailboat seen from the Edmonds-Kingston ferry

Sailboat seen from the Edmonds-Kingston ferry

Those of us who live in Seattle, but who are not fortunate enough to own our own boat, can still enjoy the pleasures of being out on the water by taking a ferry ride.  The Washington State Ferry System extends our road system and saves hours of driving when you want to visit the Olympic Peninsula or Victoria, Canada.  The ferries are heavily used, and sometimes there can be long wait lines.  I took these pictures from the deck of the ferry between Edmonds and Kingston, Washington.  It is so refreshing to be out on the water on a hot summer day.

To be out on the water

To be out on the water

Edmonds-Kingston ferry on Elliott Bay

Edmonds-Kingston ferry on Elliott Bay, early morning

Looking back at Kingston from the car deck of our return trip

Looking back at Kingston from the car deck of our return trip

 

 

 

4 Responses to “Boating and Boatlessness”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    What lovely views. How long is the ferry ride? We have a ferry between Galveston and Bolivar Penninsula that’s fun — but it’s only about a 15 minute ride. We do often see dolphins, though, and there are lots of tankers and cargo ships.

    • Rosemary Says:

      This ferry ride is about 30 minutes — a short ride that saves many road miles. I’d love to see whales or sealife, but so far I’ve not been lucky.

  2. Anne Says:

    Stunning pictures. The color palette on the first two is incredible.


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