The Bremerton Ferry to Seattle - Weekend Pictures
On one of the last days of summer, we decided to take advantage of the good weather and enjoy a nice drive and ferry ride. This would be my first ferry, something we had been planning for two years now, but always put off till the weather turned each time. Since my mum was around this time, we wanted her to share the experience and so fixed a date.
We drove all the way down south to Tacoma, had breakfast, and then took the scenic route that brought us to Bremerton by 2:20pm or so for a 3pm departure. This allowed us to buy the ticket, park in line and then talk a small walk to the pier and around the Bremerton boardwalk. There was a small street market where I bought that bracelet I'm wearing in the pictures for just $5!
The fare for a car is around $15 irrespective of the number of people in it and you can either seat in the car or go to the ferry lounge. Of course we went up into the ferry. There was plenty of space, with padded booths for groups. My mum relaxed in one of those and we went outside for a bit, but it was just too cold and windy to remain out on the deck for long. We alternated between that, the lounge booth, and a seating/viewing area up front.
Still, we had good enough weather that day, and though there was some cloud, it was particularly nice that there was no rain. This made for nice cartwheels for the birds as they floated on the ferry's stream and the view of the Seattle skyline as we approached was simply amazing. The Space Needle, Safeco Field, CenturyLink, Columbia Tower, and all the other high rises lined up in what I'm sure many professional photographers and painters have caught on film or canvas. I sure did my best to join that caucus :)
It was a one hour ride, and with the long drive to Bremerton, took up half the day. However, it was well worth the visit. The fresh air did us a lot of good too.
Hope you guys are having a good weekend? Remember to take the time to enjoy the view, mwah!