Whoop Whoop!!

We are having a spectacular summer here in the Pacific Northwest!  My doctor gave me clearance recently to ride my motorcycle after the long healing process for the herniated disk in my neck.   So, Doug and I took a day trip around Bainbridge Island last weekend.

We combined riding with 2 ferry rides for a gorgeous experience; it was only 125 actual riding miles on the bikes, but we’re off to a great season!  No chance to take pictures while riding, (I’m not that adventurous!) so I don’t have any of the beautiful scenery we saw along the way, but here’s a glimpse of what we did… I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Profession photo showing Space Needle & Ferry  www.wdot.com

Professional photo showing Space Needle & Ferry
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Leaving Seattle for Bainbridge Island.  Notice the Space Needle to the right.

Leaving Seattle for Bainbridge Island. Notice the Space Needle to the right.

Seattle cityscape from Puget Sound

Seattle cityscape from Puget Sound

It's a big hazy, but there's Mt Rainier in all her glory!

It’s a bit hazy, but there’s Mt Rainier in all her glory!

A bird's eye view seating for lunch in Poulsbo

A bird’s-eye view seating for lunch in Poulsbo

Poulsbo's downtown is Norwegian themed

Poulsbo’s downtown is Norwegian themed

The bikes await our return

The bikes await our return

Happy for lots of ice water on this 90 degree day!

Happy for lots of ice water on this 90 degree day!

The sign said "One Hour Ferry Wait"  but that doesn't apply to motorcycles!  We went straight to the head of the line!

The sign said “One Hour Ferry Wait” but that doesn’t apply to motorcycles! We went straight to the head of the line!

All aboard!! Kingston Ferry headed for Edmonds back on the mainland.

All aboard!!
Kingston Ferry headed for Edmonds – back to the mainland.

Enjoying the fresh air all day long!

Enjoying the fresh air all day long!

The harbor at Kingston near the ferry dock.

The harbor at Kingston near the ferry dock.

Boat traffic of all sizes... including a cruise ship and a pleasure boat.

Boat traffic of all sizes… including a cruise ship and a pleasure boat.

...even some kayakers looking forward to the waves our ferry would be making shortly

…even some kayakers looking forward to the waves our ferry would be making shortly

Old Glory flies proudly on every ferry.    Each Washington ferry's name is chosen from Native words or tribes.  Spokane means "children of the sun."

Old Glory flies proudly on every ferry. Each Washington ferry’s name is chosen from local Native words or tribes. Spokane means “children of the sun.”

Looking down at the bikes from the upper deck.

Looking down at the bikes from the upper deck.

What a grand day!  When it finally stops raining in Seattle, there’s just nothing like it!

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