Seaattle WA to Victoria BC Canada - 8, 499 kms + 2x ferry rides.
Jul 17, 2014
We had a lot more low key day today after a big one yesterday and started by catching a ferry to Bainbridge Island instead of riding for a long time in suburbia to get to the same point. This is a view beside the ferry port as we left Seattle.
And a container port hard at work as we left.
We had a lovely ride though cool, rugged up a bit more and wound our way through dense leafy Forrest. Beautiful. One of the bridges we crossed. This is also a drawbridge but we didn't need to wait for any openings.
A view behind the ferry as we left Port Angeles and headed for Victoria.
We have been impressed at the level of green/ ivy, ground cover, gardens and wildflowers along the freeways but were blown away with how pretty Victoria is. This is a celebration of colour on a street corner.
And this is the entry to a market / foot street which again had lots of colour.
Bits and Bobs:
A couple of road signs we have seen today:
1. SLOW VEHICLES MAY USE SHOULDER DAYLIGHT HOURS ONLY.
2. At the top of the hill / where the shoulder narrows - END OF SHOULDER NOW.
3. ILLEGAL TO HOLD UP 5 VEHICLES - USE SLOW VEHICLE TURN OUT.
All good options but as at home often the 'slow' vehicle driver doesn't consider themselves to be driving a slow vehicle. Ah well.
Mmm. A little bit of competition happening with photo opportunities.
Last Night's Accommodation:
Warwick Seattle Hotel, 401 Lenora Street, Seattle WA
What a lovely welcome spot to pull into after a big day! Welcoming and helpful staff, lovely room and facilities. Generous and good quality amenities, comfortable bed, on site restaurant, food delicious, Yay. Internet and on site parking available at cost. Great feel to the place.